Deirdre Conroy

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Local elections, Kimmage-Rathmines: Green Party local election candidate Patrick Costello canvasses in Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

“Do you know anything about this spine, what’s it called, BusConnects?” asks a young woman in Harold’s Cross, south Dublin, who has just answered the (...)

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

Six bus routes – the 15, 15a, 15b, 14, 65 and the 65b – pass by Christ Church, the Presbyterian church in the heart of Rathgar village in Dublin 6, br(...)

Plans for dedicated bus corridors to the city centre could result in protected structures  losing up to 6m of garden, according to a heritage report.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

BusConnects plans for Rathgar, Terenure and Rathmines represent a “monumental destruction of national, regional and local heritage” according to an ar(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at a Lawyers Together for Yes event in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has criticised “dishonest and offensive” campaigning by some anti-abortion groups, claiming they are deliberately sp(...)

Advocates argue that a different set of factual circumstances – namely, those of a fatal foetal abnormality – could also legally justify a termination given that the “unborn” will not live.

Does the Constitution allow for the termination of pregnancy where a foetus has no viable prospect of life outside the womb? Independent TD Clare Daly(...)

View from Baggot Street showing the ESB plans to redevelop their offices on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin

Let’s take a step back.Since its unveiling last week, the proposal for the new ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin has been creating a de(...)

Abortion legislation is, just about, on the statute books. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has completed its tumultuous passage through t(...)

Edwin Poots: no date set for results of consultation. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

When Ruth Bowie, Arlette Lyons, Jenny McDonald and Amanda Mellet spoke last year to The Irish Times about the circumstances that had led them to trave(...)

Deirdre Conroy pictured at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, in 2002, for an Irish Times article concerning her work as an architectural historian. “I haven’t spoken of the long shadow cast over the last 11 years because I didn’t know it would turn out like this.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

I write for The Irish Times for the first time as Deirdre Conroy, having retained my anonymity since February 2002 when I wrote in my former Irish nam(...)

Deirdre Conroy argued her rights had been violated when denied an abortion.

Deirdre Conroy, who anonymously took a case to the European Court of Human Rights in 2005, arguing her human rights had been v(...)