Anti-abortion protesters continue a vigil outside a Marie Stopes abortion clinic  in London. File photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

When Alina Dulgheriu discovered she was pregnant, she was also facing the loss of her job as a live-in au pair. The father pressured her to have an ab(...)

Online medical services: beneficial or a cause for concern?

We use our phones and computers for work, online shopping, and the majority of our banking services – so why not for a visit to the GP? A video or onl(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

The Women’s Clinic (in building on right) on Berkeley Street in Dublin, is next door to Reproductive Choices, a pregnancy advisory clinic closely aligned to the Marie Stopes organisation in the UK. The clinics are unrelated. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

The hypocrisy of our politicians and opinion-formers over abortion is stunning. Take the latest controversy about the Women’s Centre on Berkeley Stree(...)

Concerns have been raised about governance and clinical services at Marie Stopes International.

Marie Stopes International has confirmed that it has suspended abortions at its Belfast clinic for women under-18 and “vulnerable” women. A spokesman(...)

Services were stopped for  under-18s and vulnerable women. Library photograph posed by models: iStock

A family planning provider has suspended surgical abortions for under-18s and vulnerable women after safety concerns were raised by the Care Quality C(...)

‘It is impossible to guarantee that those with disabilities in receipt of services will not experience abuse. However, well-resourced services provided in the community near a person’s family and friends minimises the scope for abuse.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The abuse of people with disabilities identified in RTÉ’s Prime Time investigation is unsurprising. The State has historically outsourced the provisio(...)

Online consultations. Photograph: Getty Images

You can order your groceries, clothes and make-up online, so why not your prescription? With online technology now spreading across the world of ge(...)