Advocates argue that a different set of factual circumstances – namely, those of a fatal foetal abnormality – could also legally justify a termination given that the “unborn” will not live.

Does the Constitution allow for the termination of pregnancy where a foetus has no viable prospect of life outside the womb? Independent TD Clare Daly(...)

View from Baggot Street showing the ESB plans to redevelop their offices on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin

Let’s take a step back.Since its unveiling last week, the proposal for the new ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin has been creating a de(...)

Abortion legislation is, just about, on the statute books. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has completed its tumultuous passage through t(...)

Edwin Poots: no date set for results of consultation. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

When Ruth Bowie, Arlette Lyons, Jenny McDonald and Amanda Mellet spoke last year to The Irish Times about the circumstances that had led them to trave(...)

Deirdre Conroy pictured at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, in 2002, for an Irish Times article concerning her work as an architectural historian. “I haven’t spoken of the long shadow cast over the last 11 years because I didn’t know it would turn out like this.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

I write for The Irish Times for the first time as Deirdre Conroy, having retained my anonymity since February 2002 when I wrote in my former Irish nam(...)

Deirdre Conroy argued her rights had been violated when denied an abortion.

Deirdre Conroy, who anonymously took a case to the European Court of Human Rights in 2005, arguing her human rights had been v(...)