A March for Choice in Dublin, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign in September. Official figures of women using Ireland’s new abortion service will not be published until well into next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One year after its introduction, the number of women using Ireland’s new abortion service remains a closely-guarded secret. Official figures will not(...)

1970 was a “year of militancy” for nurses, who marched in protest for the first time, as covered by The Irish TImes.

1970 was the year of the Arms Trial, escalating violence in the North, and a six-month bank strike. Apollo 13 told Houston it had a problem. Nixon cam(...)

“The menopause brings with it all kinds of loss and adjustment that you need to engage with, but it is a well-trodden path with reams of wisdom and advice available to you.” Photograph: iStock

Question: Three years ago, I met and fell in love with a man six years younger than me. I am soon to turn 40 and have several long-term relationships (...)

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has said existing laws are adequate to deal with protests outside healthcare centres that provide abortion care. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has said existing laws are adequate to deal with protests outside healthcare centres that provide abortion care. In a (...)

Ifrah Ahmed   said FGM was not just a women’s issue, it was everyone’s issue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) living in Ireland are not availing of medical and counselling services offered to women and girls by the St(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

Since the oral contraceptive pill was first introduced, hundreds of millions of women across the world have used it at some point in their lives. Photograph: Getty Images

In 2016, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reported that a study into a male contraceptive injection was halted after participant(...)

‘Most women are cared for without the need for onward referral. When they are, there is a network of committed obstetricians and nurses in hospitals, caring for them.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I never thought I would be a provider of abortion services. It’s not that surprising really. Abortion was not mentioned once in the medical curriculum(...)

With most women needing more than one pack and many also needing painkillers a woman’s 13 periods cost more than €100 per year. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In a scene from I, Daniel Blake, Katie, a young, single mother visits a food bank and, while picking up some vegetables and other staples, asks if the(...)

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(...)

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