The IFPA office at Cathal Brugha Street , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of women aged over 44 who sought counselling for unplanned pregnancies from one family planning charity last year more than doubled, its la(...)

For vulnerable women with travel restrictions, it’s not impossible to travel abroad to get an abortion. But a complex array of legal and financial obs(...)

IFPA chief executive Niall Behan: counsellors are restricted in what support they can give to vulnerable women seeking abortion services under Irish law. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dozens of migrant women living in Ireland are unable to access abortions abroad as a result of “insurmountable” travel and legal obstacles, new figure(...)

Emma Quinn, from Blanchardstown, with  Pro-choice activists after returning from Belfast last month with  non-surgical abortion pills banned in the Republic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Director of Public Prosecutions will not prosecute several crisis pregnancy counselling services for alleged breaches in the law arising from an u(...)

The judge granted the care order for the baby to Tusla until June 30th, 2017, after hearing submissions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has been granted a two and a half year care order for a baby boy born earlier this year to a young woman at the ce(...)

 Dr Andrew Rynne:  recalls that his “local parish priest called to my house. He seemed anxious to set me straight on the immorality of my behaviour. ‘Mutilation’, he muttered. I politely showed him the door.”

It may have been a long time coming, but World Vasectomy Day celebrates its first birthday today. In 2013, co-founders Jonathan Stack and Dr Doug Stei(...)

“Ms Y has had no fluids for 40 hours. She is met by consultant psychiatrist 4 who records: ‘Ms Y was an ongoing suicidal risk.’ Photograph: Bluestone/Science Photo Library

The following is a chronology of what happened to Ms Y, from the time she arrived in the Republic on March 28th until her infant was delivered by C(...)

The draft  HSE report into the care given to Ms Y states that at her third and final session with the Irish Family Planning Association, despite having consistently said she wanted an abortion, the counsellor suggested she might consider adoption.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) was liaising with the Irish Family Planning Association for over seven weeks about applying for exit and re-ent(...)

Woman at the centre of the case became increasingly distressed as the pregnancy progressed and says she attempted to take her own life.

The young woman who was raped, refused an abortion and later had her unborn infant delivered by Caesarean section, is “considering her position” as to(...)

Ms Y arrived in the State in March and found out she was pregnant soon after. She had been raped before she came here, she says, and immediately said she wanted an abortion

The HSE inquiry team into the care of Ms “Y”, the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy, has yet to interview her. The team, e(...)