Finola Bruton said the removal of the amendment in the May 25th vote would be “the first time in history that a constitutional right is being taken away”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The wife of a former taoiseach has called for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment, claiming it will remove a constitutiona(...)

Justice Mary Laffoy, Chairperson at The Citizens Assembly, in the Grand Hotel Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have asked to hear anonymously from women who have had abortions, as well as from pro-choice and anti-abortion group(...)