Stephanie Gray from Stepaside and Maria Gonzalez from Dublin at an anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin last January.  Photograph: Alan Betson

At the close of the rushed abortion hearings, Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White noted the “high level of consensus”. He (...)

 Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dr Sam Coulter Smyth arrives for the public hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Bill is not about the risk of suicide in pregnancy. It is about saving women’s lives, regardless of whether that risk to life is physical o(...)

Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony arrives for the  committee hearings on  the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There were differences between the masters of two Dublin maternity hospitals on the suicide provision in the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bi(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly arrives for the Oireachtas health committee  hearings on the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013  this morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The only purpose of legislation on abortion being introduced in the Dail and Seanad is to clarify what is lawfully available, Minister for Heal(...)

Jerry Buttimer: said the committee had gone to great lengths to ensure that there was balance among the witnesses

More than 50 medical and legal experts will give evidence to a special Oireachtas committee hearing on the Government’s draft (...)