Catherine McGowan (centre with her baby Sophie) with Jacqueline Healy (left) and Elva O’Callaghan from the National Women’s Council of Ireland protesting against maternity benefits outside the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A small group of women and babies protested in pouring rain outside Leinster House today at the €32 cut to maternity benefit which will come into forc(...)

Niall Behan of the IFPA said the Irish health system was “turning its back” on people who needed care. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The death of a woman in London hours after she had had an abortion was the consequence of the Irish health system “turning its back on women who need (...)