Prof Gerry Whyte from TCD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Repealing the Eighth Amendment will not take the Republic back to the constitutional position on abortion that existed prior to its enactment in 1983,(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher has written to the Oireachtas committee  the Eighth Amendment  proposing a vote on  recommending whether to repeal be postponed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has requested a vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment should be postponed until the wording of possible legislation is agreed. The party(...)

Peter Boylan said the constitutional ban on abortion is ‘unworkable’ because of online access to abortion pills. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Legal advice given to the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has described the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly as “slightly(...)

Dr Bela Ganatra and Dr Ronald Johnson of the  Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, address the Oireachtas committee.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, Prof Fergal Malone has said one woman had died in recent years while travelling home from the United Kingdo(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly said it had the guidance of former Dublin county returning officer John Fitzpatrick on the structure of its voting system. Photograph: Getty Images

The voting system used by the Citizens’ Assembly may distort or misrepresent the views of its members, according to an independent critique of the adv(...)

The Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment  will advise the Government  what kind of referendum it favours, and what kind of legislation should accompany it. Photograph: Getty

Even as the familiar arguments are rehearsed in the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment, and politicians fret about the public debate to come(...)

Less than a quarter of voters say  they are in favour of holding a referendum on allowing abortion in all circumstances up to 22 weeks.

Irish voters would prefer a referendum to allow a limited liberalisation of the law on abortion and would back such a proposal, but would reject any p(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urged Fine Gael party members to work together, regardless of their position on the Eighth Amendment, to allow for a respectful debate to take place. File photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed the Government is preparing legislation to allow for the outcome of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendm(...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger is to call for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to announce its views next week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment may make a decision as early as next week on whether to recommend repealing or replacing th(...)

Brexit debate: Theresa May listens to Philip Hammond’s conference speech. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Philip Hammond has warned Conservatives against downplaying the difficulties presented by Brexit, adding that the United Kingdom’s economic future wou(...)