Isabela Speedon, a medical assistant, puts clean sheets on an examining table at the Whole Woman’s abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas. Photograph: Delcia Lopez/The New York Times

The procedure in place for a pregnant woman at risk of suicide to obtain a legal termination under the recent abortion legislation could further damag(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy: said the new legislation failed to provide “real solutions” for women in distress.

The College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels, provided for under new abortion legislation to assess pregna(...)

Documents seen by The Irish Times suggest few of the  477 posts professionals to bolster and modernise mental health services  will be filled by year-end

Planned new programmes to reduce suicide and self-harm will be the most likely and immediate casualties of the failure to fill new mental health posts(...)

Lucinda Creighton has suggested that dialectical behaviour therapy, or DBT, could be used to treat women who are pregnant and feeling suicidal.Photograph: Laura Hutton

One of the treatments Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton suggested this week that could be used to treat women who are pregnant and feeling suicidal is “d(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says she is not optimistic  legislation will be amended in a way that would make it acceptable to her.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Health James Reilly have spearheaded an unprecedented charm offensive over the past week in a concerted campaig(...)

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton’s suggestions have been described as ‘impractical and unrealistic’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton has defended her proposed amendments of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after a perinatal psychiatris(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, perinatal psychiatrist at Holles Street maternity hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A psychiatrist has rejected as impractical and unrealistic amendments to the abortion Bill tabled by Minister of State Lucinda Creighton. Ms Cr(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at Leinster House yesterday.

It was extraordinary that those opposed to legislation in Ireland disregarded the fact that some women going (...)

Prof Kevin Malone of UCD at the launch of his report Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008 yesterday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government’s plans to legislate for abortion could have the unintended consequence of pushing more young men towards suicide, according to (...)

Seán Sherlock: Church should “carefully consider its position before making incendiary statements”

A Labour junior minister has warned the Catholic Church not to make “incendiary comments”(...)