Anne Ferris

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The Dáil is voting on the TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s Bill to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20 with th(...)

 Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday, and Monday night saw Labour’s Anne (...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)

Labour TD Anne Ferris is expected to vote against the Government and support a Bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish TimesAnne Ferris

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a Bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. W(...)

The Labour Party has said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Wicklow TD Anne Ferris after she abstained in the Dáil vote last night on the establishment of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Labour Party has said no disciplinary action will be taken against Wicklow TD Anne Ferris after she abstained in a Dáil vote on the establishmen(...)

Anne Ferris: she had spoke about how she had just met her sister last summer after the two had been placed for adoption when they were children

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly has made a last-minute change to the terms of reference of the mother and baby homes inquiry after it was disc(...)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): used in conjunction with IVF to screen embryos for specific genetic disorders before they are implanted into a woman to try to achieve  a pregancy. Photograph: Bill Davis/Newsday

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, stopped referring patients abroad for a controversial reproductive treatment after receiving leg(...)

Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights supporters protest in Dublin about direct provision: many children are born in direct provision and many stay there, awaiting a decision on their residency status, for as long as seven years. Photograph: David Sleator

I remember a girl in my secondary school class at Goldenbridge who stood out as being different. We were all poor but she was poorer still. Maybe it w(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien requested a report ‘that establishes all of the facts surrounding the care given to a woman who had her pregnancy ended pursuant to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.’  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is undertaking an internal review to report on the care given to a woman at the centre of the abortion controversy.(...)

Evon Brennan and Rosemary Adaser, two of the founders of Mixed Race Irish, a campaign for the recognition of mixed race Irish people who suffered racist abuse in institutional care.

Last month, during a discussion on the forthcoming commission of investigation into mother-and-baby homes, Anne Ferris put on the Dáil record the expe(...)

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