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Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the Belfast clinic in October 2012. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

During its five years of life, the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast dealt with thousands of women. The oldest was 52; the youngest was 13 who had become(...)

Peter Coghlan: ‘Leave-supporting politicians and their pliant media outlets are looking for scapegoats and the Irish are in the firing line just now.’

Following the collapse of a proposed deal on the Irish Border, which would have allowed the Brexit talks to advance to the next stage, we asked reader(...)

Irish citizens living in Britain could be at risk of losing their right to live, work, rent private accommodation and avail of healthcare services in a post-Brexit UK, a new report warns. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Irish citizens living in Britain could be at risk of losing their right to live, work, rent private accommodation and avail of healthcare services in (...)

Doctors have developed a more accurate test for Down’s syndrome and two rarer genetic disorders that are so serious the children often die soon after (...)

“It was like a slave and a ruler who stayed together,” says Sahila Ahmed, 37, describing her relationship with her husband of 14 years. “As the kids (...)

Recuperating British hospital patients will be put up in Airbnb-style accommodation as part of a small new pilot scheme. A trial will see around 30 p(...)

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 Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

Leader of the house Andrea Leadsom told the Commons the government would listen to MPs’ concerns but would not halt the roll-out of universal credit. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last February, when Leo Varadkar was still minister for social protection, he came to London to meet his British counterpart, Damian Green. The two me(...)

One night when I was expecting my first child, I woke up with a start. I was due to give birth any day and it was obvious to me that my baby had stop(...)

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