People attend the  Pro-Life Campaign vigil outside Dail Eireann this evening. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A four-person team has been appointed by the HSE to report on the care given to the young woman who says she was raped, denied an abortion and later h(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien ordered the inquiry  “to establish the full facts surrounding the matter”. Photograph: David Sleator

The terms of reference for the inquiry into the care given to the young woman who says she was raped and refused an abortion but later had her pregna(...)

Concerns for the psychological welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were brought to the HSE at the end of May.

Concerns for the psychological welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were brought to the HSE at the end of May, (...)

“It was very difficult for me. I cried. I said I am not capable of going through with this. I said I could die because of this... They said to me abortion was not legal here, but people like me are sent to England for abortions . . .” Photograph: Getty  3:38

The young woman who says she was raped, refused an abortion and later had her pregnancy delivered by Caesarean section says she was initially told she(...)

Minister for Justice Frances  Fitzgerald  declined to comment on the case.  She said, however, that the implementation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy  Act, which began in January, would be monitored.

The young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy first asked for a termination in early April, when she was about eight weeks’ preg(...)

File photograph by Alan Betson

Two investigations are under way into an incident in which a Greyhound Recycling rubbish truck overturned, injuring three agency workers, one serious(...)

A “growing homeless crisis for young people leaving State care” must be addressed if “further tragedies” are to be averted, a report to be published t(...)

Violet and Martin Coyne have been ordered to leave their home in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A Dublin couple, who have been ordered by Dublin Circuit Court to vacate their home by midnight tomorrow, say they have nowhere else to live and fac(...)

Prof Sir Nigel Rodley, UN Human Rights Committee chairman. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Much coverage of the UN’s scrutiny of Ireland’s human rights record, in Geneva this week, focussed on abortion and symphysiotomy. But the 18-member (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald led the Irish delegation over two days. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A constitutional referendum would be required to bring Ireland’s abortion legislation into line with international human rights law, a Government d(...)