Rev Trevor Morrow: “very deeply concerned” recommendations would create similar conditions to those in Britain. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution “can have no effect other than to expose unborn children to greater risk”, Catholic bishops have(...)

John Bruton: “Does the right to human life not extend to humans before birth?”

Current debate on abortion in Ireland lacks the clarity that preceded the 1983 referendum, which saw the Eighth Amendment inserted into the Constituti(...)

The decision taken by members of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment on Wednesday is a watershed that shows how the debate on abortion has altered in ways that were unimaginable 35 years ago. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the peculiarities of the Irish debate on abortion in the early 1980s – a debate that was to culminate, but not find resolution, in the Eighth A(...)

Senator Catherine Noone (Fine Gael) chairwoman of the Oireachtas  Committee on the Eighth Amendment speaks to committee officials during its meeting on Wednesday.

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment has agreed to recommend a series of changes to abortion laws, including access to terminations withou(...)

The report has been published days before the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is due to make recommendations on the State’s abortion laws. Photograph: Getty.

A new report published by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has questioned Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws. The report, ‘Wome(...)

Delegates at the Pro Life Campaign’s National Conference 2017 which took place on Sunday, December in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Any referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment will inevitably lead to abortion on demand in the Republic even if the wording is restrictive, a anti(...)

Clare Daly: she said “over 80 per cent of abortions are by pills”

The availability of free contraception in Ireland was “doable”, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment said on Thursday af(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been directed by the party, along with SF TDs Jonathan O’Brien and Peadar Tóibín, not to engage in public disputes over the abortion issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s political opponents often describe the party as a cult but, on one issue at least, it is just like all other parties: views among members (...)

Meath West Peadar Tóibín criticised the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment for an alleged imbalance in its list of witnesses.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Sinn Féin has issued a direction to a number of TDs to stop engaging in public disputes online. The action was taken after several TDs criticised com(...)

Senator Catherine Noone said that the Oireachtas committee had found it difficult to find expert medical witnesses who wanted the Eighth Amendment  retained in its present form. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council, the largest representative organisation for women in Ireland, will launch a campaign this week to appeal to the “middle (...)

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