Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Cork Fine Gael Vote Yes for the 8th Referendum in Cork. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has told how a meeting with a young woman carrying a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality who was faced with going to the UK fo(...)

Currently, oral hormonal contraception pills, patches, rings and injections all require a prescription. Photograph: Getty

GPs have strongly rejected proposals by the Irish Pharmacy Union that pharmacists should be given control of a State-funded, free national contracepti(...)

The contraceptive pill, patches and rings would be made available without prescription and without charge, regardless of eligibility, under the IPU proposal. File photograph: Getty Images

Pharmacists are seeking to deliver a State-funded free contraception service to women, including supplying contraceptive pills without prescription. (...)

Simon Harris: he is also expected to announce greater funding for perinatal hospice care for mothers who have been told their unborn child has a fatal foetal abnormality but want to carry it to full term

The Government is expected to announce a two-step process to widen access to contraception in tandem with legislation to liberalise Ireland’s abortion(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was  could not understand why such a large number of politicians would seek to deny the electorate the opportunity to have their say in an abortion referendum. Photograph: PA

The “peculiar decision” by so many TDs to vote against holding a referendum on the Eighth Amendment has disappointed the Minister for Health. Speaki(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a Yes vote in the abortion referendum  would end the absolute Constitutional ban on abortion and allow the Dáil to legislate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times

If the Eighth Amendment is repealed, any legislation introduced that provides for terminations will not mean unrestricted access to abortion in Irelan(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald with supporters. The party is unlikely to hold an ardfheis to update its abortion policy before the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is held. Photograph Nick Bradshaw.

Sinn Féin is unlikely to hold an ardfheis to update its abortion policy before the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is held. The party is(...)

Schoolchildren walk by as anti-abortion activists protest  outside the Dáil earlier this month. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has revealed the committee could not find a single medical expert in Ireland to argue th(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson says unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks is “not an ethical position we can accept”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland’s two archbishops have said they cannot accept an Oireachtas Committee proposal to allow unrestricted abortion during the first (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at a press conference on Monday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It is offensive to suggest that Irish women would seek an abortion to avoid having a child with a disability, Minister for Health Simon Harris has sai(...)

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