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Advocates for a No vote in a demonstration on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Undecided voters will have to decide in the next few days whether they accept the premise – framed by the Government and Together for Yes – that the o(...)

“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(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at the inaugural meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Citizens’ Assembly may surprise us all yet, but the signs are not good so far. However, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy showed herself to be a woman of pri(...)

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Ms Justice Mary Laffoy addresses a meeting in the Grand Hotel Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Citizens’ Assembly on abortion is proving to be a bigger farce than many predicted. It was flagged as an impartial look at the Eighth Amendment. T(...)

Justice Mary Laffoy, chair of the Citizens’ Assembly discussing the Eighth Amendment, in Malahide, Co Dublin, last November. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of submissions received by the Citizens’ Assembly on abortion has been “way beyond” what it expected, an assembly spokeswoman has said. M(...)

Participants in an anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin in January.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The sheer heartlessness of the proposed abortion legislation was exposed this week on RTÉ radio. Broadcaster Pat Kenny asked Minister fo(...)