Anti-abortion campaigners in a recent protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Collins Photos

The Government is proposing, for the first time since Ireland became independent, that the Oireachtas pass a law prescribing the death of innoc(...)

A group of trade union activists in a protest outside the Dáil last month calling  on the Government to legislate for the X case. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Unless substantially amended, the Government’s draft abortion legislation will impose undue obstacles and fail to give sufficient legal certain(...)

It was a classic “have you stopped beating your wife?” moment. Cardinal Seán Brady was asked by RTÉ if the Catholic Church would excommunicate (...)

The current abortion debate exposes deep-rooted misogynistic and sexist attitudes to Irish women’s reproductive health and rights. First, there(...)

Deirdre Conroy argued her rights had been violated when denied an abortion.

Deirdre Conroy, who anonymously took a case to the European Court of Human Rights in 2005, arguing her human rights had been v(...)

Obstetrician Dr Peter Boylan pictured during the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway Coroners’ Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Obstetrician Prof Peter Boylan has described a letter published in The Irish Times today as a “direct attack on my professional opinion”. (...)

The Cabinet’s agreement on Tuesday to the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is an important and welcome first step in (...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko  speaks in  Pecherskiy district court in Kiev in October  2011. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine’s jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, the European Court of Human Ri(...)

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, is consoled outside the Supreme Court yesterday by his son David and daughter Corrina. Photograph: Courtpix

Marie Fleming fought a landmark legal battle to be helped take her own life, and yesterday her long, dignified campaign appeared close to an en(...)

Undated family photograph of Marie Fleming and  Tom Curran. Ms Fleming  was too ill to be in court yesterday.

The Chief Justice spoke for less than five minutes, but Tom Curran didn’t need that long to sense how it was going. “The court does not conside(...)

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