Publications about abortion will be removed from the banned books list following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Several publications providing information about abortion are to be removed from the banned list following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment last yea(...)

A detective garda has told a court that the first 77 pages of a banned book contained five separate incidents that were sexually explicit in content a(...)

The State’s Censorship of Publications Board has banned a book for the first time in 18 years. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s Censorship of Publications Board has banned a book for the first time in 18 years. The book, The Raped Little Runaway, by Jean Martin. wa(...)

John McGahern: ‘The Dark shines a light into an unsavoury Ireland that many would have preferred to keep hidden at all costs.’ Photograph:  Frank Miller

It is difficult to believe that 50 years have passed since 260 advance copies of John McGahern’s second novel, The Dark, were seized by Irish Customs (...)

Alan Shatter: A complaint to the board alleged that his novel, written when he was  a backbencher, was “obscene”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has unveiled the appointment of a new chairman and membership of the Censorship of Publications Board to deal w(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  his book, Laura,  is the only publication to be referred to the  censorshop board in the last five years and no publication has been banned since 2003

The Censorship of Publications Board cannot be abolished until a complaint about Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s novel Laura is dealt with, the Dá(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s novel Laura is the only publication to be referred to the Censorship of Publications Board in the last five years (...)

A novel written by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and published in 1989 deals with the private life of a fictional rural TD who tries to get his secretary, with whom he has an affair, to have an abortion. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he transferred responsibility for book censorship from his department in order to avoid any possible percei(...)

Minister Alan Shatter: complaints have led to his novel being reissued

A “steamy” novel written by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter 24 years ago when he was a backbencher has prompted him to transfer responsibility for c(...)

Connemara priest and author Fr Pádraig Standún has paid tribute to Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his stance on the abortion legislation. The critici(...)

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