A mast at RTÉ’s Donnybrook facilities in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Retired RTÉ employees are the latest to oppose plans by the broadcaster to close down its Longwave 252 service from January 19th. The veteran staff jo(...)

‘In 20 to 40 years, at least in the developed world, most babies could be conceived through in-vitro fertilisation, so that their parents can c(...)

While legislation will permit altruistic – or “non-commercial” – surrogacy arrangements such as those involving family members or donors, it will prohibit for-profit or commercial surrogacy arrangements.

The use of commercial surrogacy services is to be prohibited under proposed new laws.The heads of the Children and Family Relationships Bill are likel(...)

 Solicitor Caroline Simons arriving at the Oireachtas Health Committee hearings, at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Following the divergences in opinion among obstetricians and psychiatrists over the first two days of the hearings, it was hardly surprising th(...)