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(...)

People gather outside the Dáil on Kildare Street t the beginning of the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The posters appeared on lamp-posts overnight in Tallaght earlier this month. They had been recycled from Fine Gael’s campaign during the children’s re(...)

A section of the large crowd attending the Pro-Life vigil at Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Thousands have rallied in Dublin against the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion. Organised by the Pro Life Campaign, the large and colourfu(...)