Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court on December 17th, 2014 after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation for harassing the director of a Marie Stopes clinic. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner’s appeal against being convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director will be heard in May. Bernadette (...)

Bernadette Smyth (51), from Suffolk Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim was convicted of two counts of harassment between January and February this year.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A high-profile anti-abortionist has been found guilty of harassing the director of Northern Ireland’s only Marie Stopes clinic.Bernadette Smyth (51), (...)

John Larkin: said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings. Photograph: NewRayPics

John Larkin, Northern Ireland’s single-minded Attorney General, is not a lawyer to avoid controversy whether that be stepping into rows over gay adopt(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald: expressed her shock at the death of the woman. Photograph: Frank Miller

The husband of a woman who died after travelling to Britain for an abortion has described how the couple felt abandoned by the health system in Irelan(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald talking to reporters about the death of a woman who went from Ireland to the UK for an abortion. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The death of a woman who travelled to England for an abortion was ‘extremely shocking’ and raised issues being dealt with in the abortion Bill, Minist(...)