A group of lawyers say the Eighth Amendment, which gives an equal right to life to the mother and her unborn child, could be altered, rather than a question being posed over whether it should be removed.

Access to abortion in the “hard cases” of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormalities could be dealt with by amending the Constitution, a group of lawy(...)

Benedict Ó Floinn BL claims Minister for Health Simon Harris and  Senator Catherine Noone  tweeted comments that were defamatory, disparaging and damaging to his professional reputation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A barrister has initiated defamation proceedings against the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone over tweets from(...)