A section of the crowd attending the Love Both rally in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Several thousand people turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for a rally by the Love Both group opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in t(...)

Pro Life Campaign spokeswoman Cora Sherlock said once the implications of amending the current law become clear over the course of a referendum people will change their minds. Photograph: The Irish Times

Public support for abortion in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality as outlined in today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll will recede once (...)

 Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland, Evelyn Geraghty Irish Family Planning Association, Leah Hoctor, regional director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Katrine Thomasen, legal adviser for Europe for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Niamh Allen of National Women’s Council of Ireland and Ailbhe Smyth, convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at a press conference. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Government must urgently commit to “substantial legislative and constitutional change” in response to a UN finding that the State should amend the(...)

In a reference to fatal foetal abnormalities, Mrs Higgins had said it was an ‘outrage’ against women that in the case of ‘foetal abnormality’, a person should be ‘made carry’ the baby. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Remarks by Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins, about abortion and fatal foetal abnormalities have been described as “regrettable”. (...)

A total of 3,735 women with Irish addresses travelled to the UK for abortions last year, an increase on the 2013 of 3,679.

A total of 3,735 Irish residents travelled to to England or Wales last year for abortions, statistics published by the UK Department of Health show. (...)

A section of the crowdat an anti-abortion Vigil for Life at Merrion Square, Dublin, in June. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign has said the biggest challenge facing the movement in Ireland is the “extremely biased” media.Cora Sher(...)

The guidelines ‘highlight the problems with the legislation’ which ‘forces a woman to run a gauntlet of doctors and bureaucracy to access an abortion’, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger said. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Concerns were raised about newly issued abortion guidelines with pro-choice campaigners saying it showed the legislation’s narrowness and anti-aborti(...)

Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign: said The Irish Times and some politicians had rushed to judgment on the Savita Halappanavar case.

The Pro Life Campaign said it hoped the Health Information and Quality Authority report would lead to the implementation of procedures that are “in th(...)

People gather outside the Dáil on Kildare Street t the beginning of the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The posters appeared on lamp-posts overnight in Tallaght earlier this month. They had been recycled from Fine Gael’s campaign during the children’s re(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners in a recent protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Collins Photos

The Government is proposing, for the first time since Ireland became independent, that the Oireachtas pass a law prescribing the death of innoc(...)