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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: should consider whether the Irish people voted for a culture where three days to think about an abortion is considered demeaning, but a fortnight to change your mind about a toaster is a good thing.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission told people they were not voting on any particular form of legislation. Ever(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. File photograph: Collins

The referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been postponed, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan co(...)

Joanna Jordan from Dun Laoghaire outside the High Court last month. Photograph: Collins

The State and Referendum Commission are entitled to their legal costs, estimated at more than €200,000, of successfully opposing two separate bids to (...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy has been nominated as chairwoman of the Referendum Commission  set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws blasphemy. File photograph: Alan Betson

A referendum commission has been set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws bla(...)

Joanna Jordan: sought to challenge abortion referendum result. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The president of the High Court has refused two separate applications for permission to bring petitions challenging the Yes result of the abortion ref(...)

Charles Byrne is seeking to bring a petition challenging the result of the abortion referendum. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The president of the High Court will on Friday rule on two separate applications for permission to bring petitions challenging the Yes result of the a(...)

Joanna Jordan is seeking to bring a petition challenging the result of the abortion referendum. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two separate applications for permission to bring petitions challenging the result of the abortion referendum will be ruled on later by the president (...)

The High Court will on June 26th hear three legal challenges to the abortion referendum result. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the High Court has fixed June 26th for hearing three separate applications for permission to challenge the result of the referendum o(...)

Under the Referendum Act, applications to bring petitions seeking leave to challenge the result of a referendum must be presented seven days after the official result is published in ‘Iris Oifigiúil’. Photograph:  PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

Potential legal challenges to the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution will not delay the passage of legislation to gi(...)

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