Britain’s minister for women and equalities Justine Greening said: ‘Our sisters need to have their human rights to be upheld’. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The UK government has detailed its plans to provide free abortion services in England for women from Northern Ireland. The government announced a ch(...)

The March for Choice which took place in Dublin in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Groups on both sides of the campaigns around the abortion issue claim donations they receive are used for educational rather than political purposes. (...)

The absence of leading Sinn Féin personalities – or the party’s banners – from the March for Choice in Dublin in September was striking. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of people took part in the March for Choice in Dublin in September, a protest that was filled with banners of all types, but mostly from par(...)

Voting on the pro-choice motion on abortion at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis earlier this month, in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The vote at the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment this week is in tune with the overwhelming public view that Ireland’s abortion laws shoul(...)

“The whole emphasis now will be on painting those who want abortion on demand, and those who want no abortion, as similarly extreme, and the fallacy of the middle ground will be trotted out again and again.”

The profound cynicism many feel about politics will only have been reinforced by the extraordinary actions of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Ei(...)

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran:  under Act, health workers ‘required to participate in what they believe to be fundamentally immoral’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment “would appear to have long since made up its mind” on repealing the constitutional ban on abortion, B(...)

Brianna Parkins as the Sydney Rose in 2016. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Journalist Brianna Parkins, the former Sydney Rose, has said that she would like to return to Ireland to help campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment (...)

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,(...)

Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen: ‘If there was abortion on demand she wouldn’t have been in the hospital because she wouldn’t have been pregnant.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Friends in Galway of Savita Halappanavar have described comments by Senator Ronan Mullen on the circumstances in which she died as “very sad”, “rude” (...)