People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)

The Coombe maternity hospital in Dublin, which surveyed 1,433 first-time mothers from Ireland and the EU for its study. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish mothers are almost twice as likely to require emergency Caesarean sections as eastern European mothers giving birth here. They are also more lik(...)

“This is not a good situation to force women into when what they need is care. It is deeply wrong,” says Ann Furedi, of PBAS, the British Pregnancy Advice Service

Women from Ireland having abortions in Britain face “enormous additional burdens” compared to British women, the chief executive of the British Pregna(...)