Leah Hoctor of the Centre for Reproductive Rights at a press conference after the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruling. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Ireland’s maternity services and the eighth amendment to the Constitution, article 40.3.3, provide plenty of copy for opinion columnists. There seems (...)

Term limits for abortion should be considered in the event of the eighth amendment to the Constitution being repealed, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said

Term limits for abortion should be considered in the event of the eighth amendment to the Constitution being repealed, Minister for Social Protection (...)

Responding to a UN committee’s findings which called for Ireland’s strict prohibition on abortion to be changed, Tánaiste Frances  Fitzgerald said: ‘We have to take this very seriously. We signed up to this covenant.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

The Government will address the findings of a highly-critical UN report on Ireland’s abortion law through the framework of a citizens’ convention and (...)

Joan Burton and  Enda Kenny: in agreement on  right-to-die   issue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have all but ruled out a referendum on the so-called right-to-die issue in the next Dáil if both parties(...)

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