Joan Freeman, founder and chief executive of suicide prevention organisation Pieta House House with TV hosts Eoghan Mc Dermott and Sinead Kennedy of RTÉ at the launch Darkness into Light, a 5km walk/run which takes place on Saturday May 10th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 80,000 people are expected to take part in this year’s Darkness into Light event on Saturday, May 10th to raise money for and awareness o(...)

Legal adviser to the Pro Life CampaignCaroline Simons: ‘For the first time in our history, it is now legal to deliberately target the life of an innocent human being.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act is a “defeat of all those who uphold good medical practice,” according to the Pro Life Campaign, which wil(...)

Protesters praying outside the Dáil as the debate took place over the abortion Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people protested outside Leinster House to oppose and support the passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. While le(...)

Health risks: mifepristone (above) and misoprostol, which cost about €90 online, cause medical miscarriage. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Every week women in Ireland order pills on the internet to end their pregnancies. Already, more than 4,000 women travel to British clinics every year (...)

Pro-choice groups call for  restrictions to be removed for abortion legislation

A number of pro-choice groups have joined together to lobby against the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion. Representatives from Action on (...)

A group of visiting MEPs has expressed concern at the "restrictive aspects" of the proposed legislation on abortion here. Four members of(...)