Orlaith de Paor and Liz White from Bray during a pro-choice rally   the Dáil last December. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tomorrow, the Oireachtas health committee will begin hearing submissions from legal and medical experts on the Protection of Life During Pregna(...)

Margaret Thatcher surrounded by other European leaders, including then taoiseach Jack Lynch, French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, president Patrick Hillery and Italian prime minister Francesco Cossiga, at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1979. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

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