The couple claims they were told there was no need for them to wait for a second test result before proceeding with a termination.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A couple who terminated a pregnancy after misleading test results suggested a fatal foetal abnormality are to make a formal complaint to the Data Prot(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Screening services should not be “paused” on foot of the High Court ruling in the case of terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey who sued over h(...)

Dr Cliona Murphy: “I thought I would see more women coming into the hospitals,” says the chairwoman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Photograph: Tom Honan

The 100th day of Ireland’s new abortion service was marked last Thursday in the same way as all the previous days – by a conspicuous lack of comment. (...)

Nurses on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Nurses began their campaign of industrial action yesterday buoyed up by widespread public support, but whether this can be maintained remains to be se(...)

A multidisciplinary team was constituted at the Coombe hospital in Dublin earlier this month to consider the case of a patient whose foetus had been diagnosed with a foetal anomaly. File photograph: Getty Images

Decisions on whether or not to provide terminations in cases of foetal anomaly should be reached by multidisciplinary teams of doctors on a consensus (...)

Coombe wrote to woman: “As you are aware, your foetus has been diagnosed with a complex foetal anomaly.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The woman who was refused a termination after a complex anomaly was diagnosed was informed in writing medics were “not of the reasonable opinion” the (...)

About 2-3 per cent of pregnancies are complicated by congenital abnormalities, of which about 15 per cent are life-limiting or potentially so. Photograph: Getty

Surgical terminations after 12 weeks are unlikely to be widely available in Ireland this year, according to new guidelines on the treatment of babies (...)

“The concern relates to not having an adult involved in the decision, not the termination of pregnancy.” Photograph: iStock

Girls aged 15 and under will be able to get an abortion without the involvement of their parents or another adult “in exceptional circumstances”, acco(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It will have to be rolled out, it will have to be phased in.” Photograph: PA Wire

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st, and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hosp(...)

A pro-choice march in Dublin, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leading obstetricians are seeking to have the introduction of abortion delayed “because of risks to patient safety due to inadequate preparation” for (...)

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