Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial ‘Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special’ programme broadcast on May 14th last.

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special programme broadcast on May 14th last. Approximate(...)

 Celebrations erupt at Dublin Castle as results in  the referendum on the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018 (Repeal of Eighth Amendment) are announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The country has voted to remove the constitutional ban on abortion by a two-thirds majority. Thirty-five years after it was placed into the Constitut(...)

Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which bans abortion, by an overwhelming majority. The Yes side won the referendu(...)

Prof Lesley Regan, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said  ‘women in the Republic of Ireland should be able to access abortion care services within their own country. Photograph: Getty

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which trains and accredits most Irish obstetricians, has expressed its support for the repeal o(...)

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(...)

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