GPs called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to provide ‘safe access zones’ around doctors’ surgeries. Photograph: Thinkstock

Members of the professional and training body for GPs have called for the provision of safe access zones for all patients attending their family docto(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

Lissadell House, July 2016: former and sitting TDs (back row) Niamh Bhreathnach, Jan O’Sullivan, Nora Owen, Mary Harney, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Síle de Valera, Heather Humphreys; (front row) Frances Fitzgerald, Gemma Hussey, (Constance Cassidy, host and owner of Lissadell House), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Mary O’Rourke, Katherine Zappone. Joan Burton was not in attendance; Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan were appointed senior Ministers in 2017. Photograph: James Connolly

In July 2016, 14 women from different backgrounds attended a dinner party in Co Sligo. The women were members of one of Ireland’s most exclusive clubs(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin as they both canvassed in Cork city on Monday morning. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has rejected suggestions that the Government is complacent about the outcome of Friday’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment an(...)

This abortion referendum is not going to bring in abortion for cases of rape and incest or babies with life-limiting conditions. It is going to bring in abortion for women who need the compassion that honours our primal need to protect our children, not the grim provision of tablets to end a child’s life. Photograph: Alan Betson

Voting yes in the upcoming referendum is not a vote for compassion. It is a vote for despair about the prospect of creating a world where there is alw(...)

Nell McCafferty has said she is a reluctant supporter of abortion. File photograph:  Collins

Veteran women’s rights campaigner and journalist Nell McCafferty is a reluctant supporter of abortion, a conference has heard. Ms McCafferty, a found(...)

Author and feminist Nell McCafferty at the Strike Repeal March on O'Connell Bridge on March 8th, 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

We need to have a conversation about conception, pregnancy and motherhood. After that, we need to talk about abortion. The way I talked about both c(...)

Kerry babies case: Joanne Hayes, whom 43 “important men” methodically flayed on the tribunal stand

Fallen women. Bold girls. Silly, stupid girls. Poor, unfortunate girls. They were part of the fabric of life in the Ireland of the 1980s. The unmista(...)

Countess Constance markievicz as a captain in the rish Citizen Army.

One of the most significant developments of the last century, the centenary of which will be commemorated next year, was the Representation of the Peo(...)

Tim Redfern (48), who carried a “free, safe legal” poster, described the Eighth Amendment as a “weeping sore”. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Abortion is a black and white issue. Those Repeal jumpers, designed in anger last year by campaigner Anna Cosgrave, have become a ubiquitous fashion a(...)

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