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Condoms don’t work, says one school textbook. Students sit through graphic and detailed anti-abortion talks from Life Pregnancy Care and other anti(...)

A screengrab of the website on Thursday appears to have been hacked and now features an image of   Joe Caslin’s mural on South Great Georges St.

The website of anti-abortion group Youth Defence has been hacked and its homepage replaced with an image of a mural of embracing men. The image that w(...)

Pro-choice demonstrators at a rally in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Erin McGuire/The Irish Times

Hundreds of pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators gathered today in Dublin city centre to protest the State’s abortion laws. Gardaí estimated t(...)

Last November there was public dismay when the Department of Education and Skills (DES) inspectorate report discovered weaknesses in the teaching of I(...)

 The grotto in Granard, Co Longford, where 15-year-old Ann Lovett died after giving birth 30 years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In 1984, Ann Lovett, a 15-year-old girl, died alone after giving birth beside a Marian grotto in Co Longford. Her baby son died shortly after. It was (...)

 Round table talks at the Dáil na nÓg  ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ National Youth Parliament  in Croke Park last year. Photograph: Chris Bellew
How this project was compiled

This extensive investigation into Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish schools was made possible by the support of the Mary Raftery Journali(...)

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A lesson in abortion

A rape victim can’t become pregnant. Abortion damages a woman’s internal organs. Abortion destroys a woman’s mental health. These are among the messag(...)

Gerry Adams: feeling a little queasy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some strange bedfellows are snuggling up under the political covers in Leinster House these days. When they awoke in the Dáil chamber yesterday aftern(...)

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(...)

Anti-abortion organisation Youth Defence has made a complaint to the Garda Síochána after the group’s website was hacked. The site’s homepage was repl(...)