First Minister Arlene Foster said the DUP motion addressed the “distressing issue” of the abortion of foetuses with Down’s syndrome. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Catholics bishops have written to Stormont Assembly members calling on them to reject new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that (...)

In a careful but negative response the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Coveney said the “Stormont House Agreement framework is the way forward” on these issues. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has delivered a chilly response to a new British government plan on how to deal with the past. Northern Secretary Brandon Lew(...)

Pro-choice activists gather in the grounds of Stormont after the Assembly was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest against changes to abortion laws. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners gathered before Stormont on Monday morning as a number of MLAs returned to the Assembly to demonstrate agains(...)

Abortion-rights demonstrators outside Stormont today. Northern Ireland’s laws banning abortion and gay marriage will be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The Northern Ireland Assembly is sitting for the first time in two and half years later after it was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest at changes to(...)

Jim Allister: he said changes to the North’s abortion and same-sex marriage law “should never have been accepted”. Photograph: Getty Images

House of Commons MPs have voted by 328 to 65 to make abortion legal in the North if the Northern Ireland assembly and executive are not back in place (...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists at the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Westminster has acted “in an unprecedented way” in its bid to introduce abortion in Northern Ireland, which will have “a devastating impact” on the ri(...)

Northern Ireland resident and campaigner Sarah Ewart, who travelled to England for a termination,  outside the Supreme Court in London. She has been campaigning for change since her own tragic experience. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Getty Images

On the 29th of this month, Sarah Ewart will appear before the High court in Belfast to present her case that women in Northern Ireland should have acc(...)

Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale who has given her support to the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman are among more than 60 female celebrities who have signed an o(...)

Campaigners demonstrate in support of the woman during a hearing in the case in September. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A woman who is facing a trial after obtaining abortion pills for her pregnant teenage daughter is due to challenge the prosecution in a potential lega(...)

Both sides: Women protest against abortion (left) and in favour of choice (right) in Belfast. File photographs: Getty Images

New opinion polls have found that the majority of people across the United Kingdom want to see abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland. Unlike in(...)

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