Dr Peter Boylan, chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said 19 of the executive’s approximately 25 members attended the executive meeting at which the decision was made to support repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Collins

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists will hold an extraordinary general meeting on Friday to discuss the Government’s proposed abortion l(...)

Proposed legislation will commit to the decriminalisation of women who procure an abortion, but retain a 14-year jail sentence for a person who carries out an abortion outside the scope of the law. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will aim to prohibit late-term abortions except in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities, if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the (...)

Dr Peter Boylan former Master of The Maternity Hospital, Holles Street during the launch of Together for Yes campaign on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A claim that doctors in Ireland will perform late-term abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed is “plainly wrong”, the chair of the Institute of(...)

Members of the Students4Ch8ice group, part of the Union of Students in Ireland, at the official Together4Yes campaign launch to remove Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Photograph: Students4Ch8ice/Twitter

Campaigners advocating repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution have insisted they will accept and respect the result of the referendum. Th(...)

Prof Fionnuala Breathnach, who works in the Rotunda Hospital, with her children (from left) Oscar, Dara, Éabha and Matthew. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

When obstetricians and midwives give birth themselves it isn’t always what they expect, despite their professional training. Prof Fionnuala Breathnac(...)

Abortion pill: Health officials have met the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Irish College of General Practitioners to discuss the options. Photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty

Medical professionals will be able to object to the administration of terminations under Government proposals. Minister for Health Simon Harris has c(...)

Billy Kelleher: supported by  colleagues Lisa Chambers TD and Senator Ned O’Sullivan, he tabled a motion recommending the committee propose terminations up to 12 weeks without restriction

“A step too far” – those are the words repeated by politicians opposing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks into pregnancy. Taoiseach Leo (...)

 Niamh Uí Bhriain, of Save the 8th Campaign, including new Disability Voices for Life group, at the launch of national billboard message in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was disgusting and extraordinary to describe the use of a Down syndrome boy for political purposes as child abuse, anti-abortion campaigners have s(...)

Disability Voices for Life will join the Save the 8th Campaign at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday morning. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A ‘Save the 8th’ billboard campaign, featuring Joseph Cronin, a boy with Down syndrome, will begin nationwide on Tuesday in opposition to repeal of th(...)

Dr Peter Boylan: “We need this debate to be informed by accurate, evidence-based and factual information.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The debate on the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is one that has dominated news agendas for decades. As the referendum on article(...)

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