Winner: Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh

For a few minutes, park the labels “bogger bingo”, “old fashioned” and “part of what we are” and consider whether The Rose of Tralee (RTÉ One, Monday (...)

A section of the crowd at Merrion Square for the pro-life rally. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 4,500 people rallied in Dublin today at a Pro-Life Vigil, which organisers said would be “the first step in a campaign dismantle the abortion la(...)

Legal adviser to the Pro Life CampaignCaroline Simons: ‘For the first time in our history, it is now legal to deliberately target the life of an innocent human being.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act is a “defeat of all those who uphold good medical practice,” according to the Pro Life Campaign, which wil(...)

The Seanad Chamber at Leinster House. Senators will today being debating the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Even though the passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is assured, there is still at least a week of debate in Seanad Eireann on the (...)

Protesters praying outside the Dáil as the debate took place over the abortion Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people protested outside Leinster House to oppose and support the passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. While le(...)

Health risks: mifepristone (above) and misoprostol, which cost about €90 online, cause medical miscarriage. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Every week women in Ireland order pills on the internet to end their pregnancies. Already, more than 4,000 women travel to British clinics every year (...)

People gather outside the Dáil on Kildare Street t the beginning of the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The posters appeared on lamp-posts overnight in Tallaght earlier this month. They had been recycled from Fine Gael’s campaign during the children’s re(...)

Anti-abortion group seeks free vote for Fine Gael TDs

A significant number of Fine Gael politicians are concerned over supporting the parliamentary party during the vote on the Protection of Life During P(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said the threat of an arson attack on his home by anti-abortion campaigners will not deter him from legislatin(...)

Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has maintained his intention to vote against the abortion Bill and said he will put forward a motion for a free vote .Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has maintained his intention to vote against the abortion Bill and said he will put forward a motion for a free vote . (...)