Several doctors are also offering alternative or complementary medicine, such as homeopathy, while using the title ‘Dr’. Photograph: Getty Images

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 Barrister Simon Mills arriving at the Oireachtas health committee hearings, at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Health committee chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Abortion legislation is incompatible with the core values of human rights, Prof William Binchy, legal adviser to the anti-abortion campaign, ha(...)

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Protesters from the Siptu and Unite trade unions  at Leinster House yesterday calling on the Government to legislate for the X case. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Idiotic. Ridiculous. Unworkable. It wasn’t the language itself that came as a jolt. Even in a political culture as relatively low-key as ours, (...)