Emily Logan of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to heed the calls of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) and start to “phase out” austerity measures.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said a UN committee report published on Monday has sent the Government a “strong message”. C(...)

A total of 3,735 women with Irish addresses travelled to the UK for abortions last year, an increase on the 2013 of 3,679.

A total of 3,735 Irish residents travelled to to England or Wales last year for abortions, statistics published by the UK Department of Health show. (...)

The IFPA office at Cathal Brugha Street , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of women aged over 44 who sought counselling for unplanned pregnancies from one family planning charity last year more than doubled, its la(...)

 Dr Andrew Rynne:  recalls that his “local parish priest called to my house. He seemed anxious to set me straight on the immorality of my behaviour. ‘Mutilation’, he muttered. I politely showed him the door.”

It may have been a long time coming, but World Vasectomy Day celebrates its first birthday today. In 2013, co-founders Jonathan Stack and Dr Doug Stei(...)

The terms of reference for the report into the treatment of the woman who sought an abortion are to be published today.

Consultant psychiatrist and former TD Dr Moosajee Bhamjee has warned that another controversial abortion case could happen at any time and has called (...)

Alison Begas, chief executive officer at the Dublin Well Woman Centre: says  there is a “lot of uncertainty” as to how the Department of Health expects crisis pregnancy counsellors to refer suicidal women

Clear protocols must be issued urgently to crisis pregnancy counsellors on how they should deal with suicidal pregnant women under new legislation (...)

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(...)

 Pro- choice protesters outside the Dail during the  debate on  the abortion / Protection of Life Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The trenchant criticism by the UN Human Rights Committee, which published its concluding observations yesterday, places yet another dark cloud over Ir(...)

More than 3,500 women from Ireland had an abortion in Britain last year.

Over 3,500 women from the Republic of Ireland travelled to Britain for abortions last year, according to official figures released by the British D(...)