Minister for Health Simon Harris said doctors had a right to conscientious objection but “women also have a right to healthcare” and “one right cannot trump another”.

The Department of Health has told the Health Service Executive to ensure abortion will be available in all 19 maternity units from January 1st, amid c(...)

Women gathered at the Dáil earlier this month to demand the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

The Government is finalising arrangements for a 24-7 helpline for women to receive counselling and clinical advice for abortion services starting in t(...)

Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. The contraceptive pill arrived in Ireland in 1963, however contraception was not legalised here until 1980 Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Redemptorist “How many children have you?” asked The big Redemptorist. “Six, Father.” “The last, When was it born?” “Ten months ago.” “I cannot a(...)

Officials from Minister for Health Simon Harris’ department are to meet medical colleges to discuss clinical protocols to deliver an abortion service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to meet medical colleges including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, and the In(...)

The Irish Medical Council said it would it carefully consider the Scally report.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Medical Council’s guide for doctors on ethics and professional conduct is not in keeping with a modern, patient-centred approach, Dr Gabriel Scall(...)

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(...)

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