Hilary Dully: “We were never actually told that they wouldn’t show it, and it was kind of suggested that they would – but not then.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For Tuesday, March 29th, 1994, the TV highlights published in this newspaper listed a UTV programme exploring the phenomenon of stigmata, and BBC1 of(...)

The Mater Hospital, Dublin. A member of its board of governors recently asserted that its ethos prevented it from providing lawful abortions. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

There has been continuing political controversy concerning the obligations imposed on hospitals by the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act. An ear(...)

The President’s discretion

The decision by President Michael D Higgins to convene the Council of State on Monday for consultations on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bil(...)