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“The above drawing is an artist’s impression. Any resemblance to any real person is purely coincidental.” Photograph: The Irish Times, February 6th, 1985, p13

“An unmarried ban-gharda who had a baby last year is now awaiting the outcome of disciplinary proceedings taken against her under Garda Síochána,” rea(...)

 John and Louise Wills with photos of their baby daughter Eibhlín Wills who died aged  12 days old from the common cold sore virus. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A 12-day-old baby died after contracting the common cold sore virus in hospital days after her birth, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard. Eibhlín Wills(...)

Caranua was established in 2012 to manage €110m pledged by religious congregations to enhance survivors’ lives. File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The treatment of survivors of institutional abuse was a “greater national shame” than the abuse they suffered as children, an Oireachtas committee has(...)

Leo Varadkar, Catherine Noone and Simon Harris after the abortion referendum. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Cheers and chants greeted Leo Varadkar as he arrived at the InterContinental Dublin, the hotel next to the RDS count centre, last Saturday night. That(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tobin on RTÉ’s Prime Time debate with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: RTÉ

“We’re standing here with the luxury of being two men who will never experience a crisis pregnancy,” Health minister Simon Harris told his opponent, S(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

Cora Sherlock, spokeswoman for the LoveBoth campaign, will be debating the Eighth Amendment on RTÉ One’s ‘Prime Time’  on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The second televised debate on the Eighth Amendment will take place on Tuesday on RTÉ One’s Prime Time. The programme will include advocates on both(...)

Claire Malone believes the legal restrictions on abortion put her life at risk. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Co Wexford woman who believed her pregnancy could kill her due to her existing health conditions was unable to have a termination after doctors judg(...)

Earlier this month two new members of the Caranua board resigned citing its “mistreatment” of survivors. Thomas Cronin and Dr Mary Lodato were appointed to the board by Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Collins

One of the biggest organisations representing UK-based survivors of religious institutional abuse will raise concerns with the Government about Caranu(...)

Following the resignation of two of its board members, a spokeswoman for Caranua said appointments to its board were a matter  for the Minister for Education.

Two new members of Caranua, the independent statutory agency tasked with providing services to survivors of religious institutional abuse, have resign(...)

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