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The Rally for Life makes its way down O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for the annual Rally for Life. Campaigners marched from Parnell S(...)

The 2013 Rally for Life anti abortion demonstration in Dublin. The Government expects to publish the wording of the referendum next week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last November, a group of 15 to 20 people who have pressed for changes to Ireland’s abortion laws for decades sat in the headquarters of the National (...)

Disability Voices for Life will join the Save the 8th Campaign at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday morning. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A ‘Save the 8th’ billboard campaign, featuring Joseph Cronin, a boy with Down syndrome, will begin nationwide on Tuesday in opposition to repeal of th(...)

Marchers at an  anti-abortion  rally in Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social media campaigning and on-the-ground canvassing will be the mainstay of the effort by anti-abortion groups to keep the Eighth Amendment in the C(...)

 Colm O’Gorman of  Amnesty International: Sipo has requested the organisation return a €137,000 grant. The organisation said it “will not comply” with what it termed as “indefensible law”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Atheist Ireland reported the Humanist Association of Ireland to the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) commission, over a €10,000 donation made to Educ(...)

The March for Choice which took place in Dublin in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Groups on both sides of the campaigns around the abortion issue claim donations they receive are used for educational rather than political purposes. (...)

Anti-abortion campaigners protest at the March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The March For Choice on Saturday organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign was a momentous occasion. It was a tipping point, a demonstration that the (...)

The Abortion Rights Campaign after a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

We can expect to see a lot of international television crews reporting from Ireland over the next few months as the country moves towards holding a re(...)

An anti-abortion demonstration passes a pro-choice protest in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thousands of people attended a “Rally for Life” march in Dublin on Saturday. The annual march called for the protection of the Eighth Amendment to the(...)

File photographs: The Irish Times

To those who oppose the legalisation of abortion, the recent recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly were “horrifying”, “ dreadful” and “chilling”. (...)

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