Ann Eble and Samantha Mumba at the ‘Battle of the Stars’ for Breast Cancer Ireland. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

1) National Brain Awareness Week, beginning March 11th, aims to promote awareness and understanding of the brain and brain conditions, as well as the (...)

The vast majority of the State’s 19 maternity units have stated their preparedness to provide surgical abortion in the new year.

GPs in 24 of the 26 counties of the Republic have indicated their willingness to perform medical abortion under the new legislation coming into force (...)

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(...)

Coombe master Dr Sharon Sheehan  has cited issues including the absence of finalised clinical guidelines, models of care and legislation, as well as staff training and resources, for a delay implementing new legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has told the Government it will not be ready to provide abortion services from January 1st as plann(...)

Dr Peter Boylan said expectations had to be kept in context, and that women in other countries often had to travel “hundreds of miles” to access such services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revised ethical guidelines for doctors on abortion and conscientious objection will not be ready in time for the planned rollout of termination servic(...)

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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris referred to the proposal to ensure dignified disposal of foetal remains as ‘extraordinarily distasteful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 723, 632 people voted against the removal of the Eighth Amendment. By way of comparison 544,230 people gave their first preference in the 2016 el(...)

The findings emerged from an online consultation in which about 26% of the ICGP’s 3,500 members took part. Photograph: iStock

About two-thirds of family doctors surveyed have said they will not personally provide abortion services to patients, a report carried out by the Iris(...)

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(...)

Dr Mary Favier said doctors were ‘only starting’ to have conversations about abortion because, until the referendum, the ban on abortion had a ‘serious chilling effect’ in medicine. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

The Medical Council is to review the guidelines on conscientious objection in its professional code of conduct ahead of the introduction of legal abor(...)

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