The Protection of Life in Pregnancy, according to the Government, gives effect to its commitment to comply with the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights in 2010. Photograph: Getty

The Government is still failing to provide clarity as to when a woman can legally have an abortion, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.Th(...)

The Bill should address the anonymity or non-anonymity of sperm, egg and embryo donors, says the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Photograph:  Alan Betson

New laws should permit the payment of “reasonable expenses” to sperm, egg and embryo donors involved in assisted reproduction arrangements, acc(...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners has added its voice to growing concern among health professionals at the enactment of abortion legislation without clinical guidelines.

The Irish College of General Practitioners has added its voice to growing concern among health professionals at the enactment this week of the new (...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy: said the new legislation failed to provide “real solutions” for women in distress.

The College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels, provided for under new abortion legislation to assess pregna(...)

 People taking part in a  demonstration held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy  outside Leinster House in June. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed a judge to examine the feasibility of a compensation scheme for women who underwent symphysiotomies, a controversial chil(...)

Matilda Behan (82) had a symphysiotomy operation performed on her without her consent in Holles Street in 1959: “ It’s been very limiting. It’s affected all my family.”

For the past 55 years, Matilda Behan has faced daily reminders of the operation that has haunted her for life. She finds it too painful to walk any di(...)

Staffing levels were ‘normal’ and ‘adequate’ on the wards at Galway University Hospital caring for Savita Halappanavar in the days before her death, the HSE’s national director for quality and patient safety has said.

Medical practitioners will receive special training in the recognition and management of sepsis in order to prevent serious infections similar to that(...)

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(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony: the master of the National Maternity Hospital said there was “no question” of the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion allowing late terminations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is “no question” of the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion allowing late terminations, according to the maste(...)

Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dr Sam Coulter Smith. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A lack of obstetricians in Ireland means requiring several of them to decide whether a woman should have an abortion was “totally impractical”,(...)