A pro-choice supporter in Belfast at a protest after a woman was sentenced for procuring her own abortion. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It has been interesting to see the anti-abortion lobby come out so forcefully for repealing the Eighth Amendment in recent weeks. The comments and ca(...)

Belfast Crown Court in Northern Ireland.

A woman in Belfast, who bought abortion pills on the internet, has received a three-month suspended jail sentence after her housemates found a foetus (...)

Pat Kenny’s coolly inquiring manner is a welcome reminder of his past career as a current affairs reporter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Having broadcast a blow-by-blow account of his experience of commuting by bike some months back, Pat Kenny again outlines his chosen modes of transpo(...)

An anti-abortion protester attends a mass marchin Dublin in July.  Photograph:  Nick Bradsha/The Irish Times

Members of the Government are acting in a “sad and reprehensible” manner by considering a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, accordi(...)

No ...   Anti-abortion protesters during a recent Dublin march.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Usually referendums add protection to human rights. Pro-choice campaigners, however, want a referendum to take one away – the 8th amendment, the Co(...)

Emily Logan of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to heed the calls of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) and start to “phase out” austerity measures.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said a UN committee report published on Monday has sent the Government a “strong message”. C(...)

A total of 3,735 women with Irish addresses travelled to the UK for abortions last year, an increase on the 2013 of 3,679.

A total of 3,735 Irish residents travelled to to England or Wales last year for abortions, statistics published by the UK Department of Health show. (...)

The Medical Council has decided that no further action should be taken against Dr Katherine Astbury (above) in relation to the care of Savita Halappanavar. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No action will be taken by the Medical Council against Dr Katherine Astbury, the consultant obstetrician who led the care of Savita Halappanavar befor(...)

A message from prominent anti-abortion campaigner Cora Sherlock referring to Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s intervention in an abortion debate was re-tweeted by @OireachtasNews on Tuesday night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A tweet posted on the official Oireachtas Twitter account, @OireachtasNews, on Wednesday morning explained that a re-tweet about abortion had been rem(...)

Cora Sherlock is a solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign. Photograph: Cora Sherlock via Twitter

Dublin solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign Cora Sherlock has been named one of this year’s 100 Women by the BBC.The list includes(...)