Helen Deely

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Despite the less than comprehensive level of access, abortions are now happening across the country in hospitals and in general practices. File photograph: Getty Images

Next week will mark one month since the introduction of general abortion services for the first time in the history of the Irish State. In the final w(...)

Minister for Health said the the services ‘on offer tomorrow will be so much better than what we have in our country today’.  Photograph: PA

Abortion services have been introduced in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday following a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the country’s laws. (...)

Women from Ireland are continuing to contact online providers of abortion pills in large numbers.

There has been a further decrease in the number of women giving Irish addresses at abortion clinics in England and Wales, according to figures issued (...)

The Busy Bodies programme is a developmental aid providing information on the physical changes children experience entering adolescence.

Gardaí and the Health Service Executive are investigating how adult material featured on an educational DVD for primary school children. The inappro(...)

Parents worry that if they start talking about anything relating to sexuality, they’re going to have to go the whole way. Whereas in fact, children’s curiosity about some particular aspect is often quickly sated. Photograph: iStock

Most parents aspire to raise children to be knowledgeable and comfortable about their bodies and sexuality by the time they approach adulthood. That’s(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland has joined with the HSE  to launch a sexual health awareness and guidance - dubbed the  Shag campaign - in college campuses this week.

Health authorities have urged young people to practice safe sex following a rise in numbers diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections. At least (...)

Junior and Senior Infants of Beaumont Girls National School, Cork city, enjoy their sports day. Photograph:  Clare Keogh/ Provision

It is now widely recognised that establishing healthy living patterns at a young age is essential for better outcomes in later life and policymakers a(...)