The Coombe Hospital in Dublin is one of  nine of the State’s 19 maternity hospitals to offer abortion services so far. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Coombe Women and Infant’s University Hospital has begun offering abortion services, but only for women in its catchment area. The Coombe is the l(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  described as ‘extraordinarily concerning and disturbing’ the thought that ‘anyone’s patient details could be leaked’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Simon Harris has ordered the Health Service Executive to investigate an alleged breach of patient information in relation to a wom(...)

Northern Ireland resident and campaigner Sarah Ewart, who travelled to England for a termination,  outside the Supreme Court in London. She has been campaigning for change since her own tragic experience. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Getty Images

On the 29th of this month, Sarah Ewart will appear before the High court in Belfast to present her case that women in Northern Ireland should have acc(...)

Amid the continuing controversy over an anti-abortion protest outside a GP clinic in Galway last week, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said: “It’s up to the Government to provide ways in which the various rights of people are protected.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Today marks the day when Ireland’s new abortion service gets under way in earnest, with the first women likely to receive their medication in GP surge(...)

Dr Caitriona Henchion, Irish Family Planning Association medical director: ‘Most important is the referral pathway.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is to start providing abortion services from January 7th – but only if the proper supports are in place. (...)

Two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, are used in a medical abortion. File photograph: Getty Images

With just three weeks to go before the planned introduction of abortion in Ireland, there remains widespread scepticism among health professionals tha(...)

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(...)

GPs and specialist family planning services are concerned that routing a free contraceptive scheme via pharmacies would limit women’s contraceptive choices and risk side-lining some of the most effective methods available, such as hormonal implants or the coil. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Health’s proposals to introduce a free contraception scheme after the abortion referendum is positive news for everyone. Internationa(...)

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

Dear Roe, I’m a 22-year-old male and whenever I have sex, for the following few weeks I get panic attacks about a possible pregnancy occurring. It is(...)

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