Anti-abortion campaigners protest at the March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The March For Choice on Saturday organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign was a momentous occasion. It was a tipping point, a demonstration that the (...)

The Abortion Rights Campaign after a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

We can expect to see a lot of international television crews reporting from Ireland over the next few months as the country moves towards holding a re(...)

An anti-abortion demonstration passes a pro-choice protest in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thousands of people attended a “Rally for Life” march in Dublin on Saturday. The annual march called for the protection of the Eighth Amendment to the(...)

Next spring is probably the earliest date a vote could be held on this divisive issue. Photographs: The Irish Times

To those who oppose the legalisation of abortion, the recent recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly were “horrifying”, “ dreadful” and “chilling”. (...)

 Members of the Citizens’ Assembly casting their vote at its final meeting on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There was shouting and screaming. The sounds were shrill. It was Saturday, just passed. I was lying in my bed with the hangover of a 12-hour migraine(...)

The Repeal the Eighth mural outside the Dublin headquarters for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, at Blackhall place. Photograph: Eric Luke

I am a woman of childbearing age. I am not a practising Catholic. I am not conservative. But I am pro-life. I realise this makes me terribly unfashio(...)

Prof Veronica O’Keane of Doctors for Choice and Dr John Monaghan  and Dr Orla Halpenny of Doctors for Life  at the Citizens’ Assembly session in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly will be balloted next month on recommendations that they will give to the Government on the future of the constituti(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy: “The assembly has endeavoured to present the legal and medical material in a neutral manner.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

The chair of the Citizens’ Assembly has said it would have been a “serious omission” not to include material from two women who were described by anti(...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new National Party is in favour of racial profiling and says there needs to be a complete ban on Muslims coming into Ireland. Justin Barrett, a (...)

Justin Barrett, of the No to Nice Campaign at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, in August 2002, before the second referendum on the treaty. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A former activist with the militant anti-abortion group Youth Defence, Justin Barrett is best remembered for his role in the defeat of the Nice Treat(...)