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The Mater Hospital, Dublin. A member of its board of governors recently asserted that its ethos prevented it from providing lawful abortions. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

There has been continuing political controversy concerning the obligations imposed on hospitals by the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act. An ear(...)

The Mater hospital, part-owned by the Sisters of Mercy and managed independently of the Health Service Executive by its own board of governors, is one of 25 named in the legislation as “appropriate institutions” where abortions “may” take place. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Were a government to punish a medical institution for declining to implement a law repugnant to its ethos – by, for example, withdrawing State subvent(...)

The Mater hospital is set to clash with the abortion law. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 was recently signed into law. Its provisions were debated at great length in the media and in the Oir(...)

The scene of the crash on Monday where a hijacked taxi crashed at the North Wall killing two of the three occupants. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The family of the second man who died from injuries sustained when a hijacked taxi crashed into a lock bridge in Dublin city centre over the bank holi(...)

The scene at Store Street Garda Station last night where a 33-year-old man presented having been shot in the back of the head. He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Gardaí in Dublin have recovered a motorcycle which they believe may have been involved in the shooting of a 33-year-old man who subsequently fled t(...)

 Fr Kevin Doran:   ‘The issue is broader than just abortion. What’s happening is the Minister is saying hospitals are not entitled to have an ethos.’ Photograph: Moya Nolan

The Mater hospital in Dublin “cannot comply” with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act and cannot carry out abortions, a member of its board of(...)

Trinity College Dublin last night. Photograph: Jack Leahy/Twitter

Heavy rain fell on Dublin again this evening, hours after Met Éireann issued a warning that more than 30mm could fall in a six hour period.The orange (...)

Nuns on  O’Connell Street as  Clery’s store remains closed due to water damage. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Clery’s Department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin will remain closed in the coming days after it incurred “significant water damage” during heavy(...)

Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland; Minister for Innovation  Richard Bruton ,and Tatsuo Tomita, President, Fujitsu Laboratories  announce  sensor based healthcare project

Áine McMahonPreventing falls among elderly people is among the aims of a new research project involving sensor technology. The three year project is b(...)

Alan Hutch was armed with a knife and threatened to kill three gardai with a grenade when he was apprehended during a robbery on Dublin’s Dorset Street. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A man who claimed to have a grenade and threatened to kill three gardai with it before assaulting them has received an eight year jail sentence.Alan H(...)

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