Charmaine Van Maren, with her daughter Charlotte, joined supporters at the Save the 8th campaign’s final press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will have one of the most liberal abortion regimes in Europe if Friday’s referendum is passed, the No campaign warned during its final press c(...)

Sandra and Jonathan Caulfield, whose daughter Hope Rose died nine days after her birth with Edwards Syndrome. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth amendment have accused the other side of conducting the majority of “hostile” be(...)

John McGuirk, communications director of the Save the 8th campaign. Photograph: Nic Bradshaw.

“We are here in Dublin with ProtectThe8th this morning. Pray for us! #warroomsessions”, said the Facebook posting by Fuzati, conveying something of a (...)

A view of the ‘Rally for Life’ march held in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The people of Ireland have been asked to “stand in the gap” for mothers and babies by preventing the liberalisation of the State’s abortion laws. The(...)

The 2013 Rally for Life anti abortion demonstration in Dublin. The Government expects to publish the wording of the referendum next week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last November, a group of 15 to 20 people who have pressed for changes to Ireland’s abortion laws for decades sat in the headquarters of the National (...)

 Niamh Uí Bhriain, of Save the 8th Campaign, including new Disability Voices for Life group, at the launch of national billboard message in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was disgusting and extraordinary to describe the use of a Down syndrome boy for political purposes as child abuse, anti-abortion campaigners have s(...)

Marchers at an  anti-abortion  rally in Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social media campaigning and on-the-ground canvassing will be the mainstay of the effort by anti-abortion groups to keep the Eighth Amendment in the C(...)

An anti-abortion demonstration and counter pro-choice demonstration in Dublin’s  O’Connell Street in July 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil as a party is now synonymous with “support for abortion on demand” following Micheál Martin’s speech on Thursday, a leading anti-abortion (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s  decision  to  support a vote to legalise abortion on request in the early months of pregnancy has prompted a huge reaction in the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he changed his stance on abortion having evaluated the evidence from the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amen(...)

Micheál Martin: the Fianna Fáil leader on Thursday pledged to support the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil TDs were left stunned on Thursday evening by an unexpected declaration by party leader Micheál Martin that he would vote for the proposal (...)

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