Ann Lovett

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The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State(...)

The winners of last year’s NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards at Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw: The Irish Times.

The National Lottery is to sponsor the annual NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards for a further three years. Tim Vaughan, former editor of the Irish(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

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“When the Headmaster said he was getting a better Teacher, I didn’t think she would be this qualified”

In 1986, when I was at secondary school, the picture above was how the Student Yearbook & Career Directory chose to illustrate its advice that som(...)

Campaigners  Tara Flynn, Lucy Watmough and Róisín Ingle celebrating in Dublin Castle after the landslide Yes vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On Friday, May 25th, just as the polls were about to close across the country, I was sitting in a pub in Donnybrook with campaigners and friends (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed a ‘quiet revolution’ on Saturday as Ireland voted to liberalise some of Europe’s strictest abortion laws in a historic landslide referendum vote on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

It took me 1,349 days to publicly acknowledge my abortion. In the weeks leading up to the referendum, I couldn’t bring myself to reveal that I termin(...)

Campaigners for the Love Both  during the referendum campaign. File photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty

Anti-abortion groups in the United States have reacted with disappointment at Friday’ referendum result, which saw the country decisively vote to repe(...)

‘My father canvassed in favour of the Eighth Amendment in 1983. I was 10 years old, and my family of 10 celebrated the victory for God.’

I was born in Ireland. I have an Irish passport. I travel there at least once a year. Most of my family is there, but I cannot vote. I have never give(...)

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My parents chose my middle name, Brigid, as a homage to a beloved Irish saint. My dad had a devotion to St Brigid of Kildare, and growing up in Irela(...)

Ann Lovett: Rosita Boland tells Kathy Sheridan about reporting her story. Photograph © The Irish Times

“He needed to be heard, after 34 years of silence,” the Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland says of her interview last Saturday with Richard McDonnel(...)

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