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More than 25 consultant psychiatrists outlined their concerns over a potential law that would, they believe, misuse the concept of “healthcare”. File photograph: Getty Images

A group of psychiatrists has said proposed abortion legislation in Ireland should not be used to facilitate terminations on “spurious” mental health g(...)

Prof  Patricia Casey: “I don’t think anybody I know would want to see a woman die because of a complex pregnancy.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Consultant psychiatrist Patricia Casey has said that to suggest abortion is a solution to mental illness “is naïve in the extreme”. Referring to 201(...)

Prof Patricia Casey speaking at the launch of  myadoptionstory.ie website, a  resource for women with crisis pregnancies who are considering their options, with website founder Dr Fidelma Healy-Eames and Minister of State John Paul Phelan. Photograph: Dave Meehan /The Irish Times

Women in crisis pregnancies have been urged to think of adoption by a new group and website dedicated to publicising the option. “It’s not a solution(...)

Schoolchildren walk by as anti-abortion activists protest  outside the Dáil earlier this month. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has revealed the committee could not find a single medical expert in Ireland to argue th(...)

All those years ago, I felt a little bit sorry for Wendy, with her strange longing for shops on Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/ Getty Images

Over the past while, I have been thinking about a Christmas years ago when my American friend Wendy came to spend Christmas with my parents and siblin(...)

Peadar Tóibín holds different views on abortion than many of his Sinn Féin colleagues.

Sinn Féin TDs have distanced themselves from the views of their colleague Peadar Tóibín, who on Sunday criticised the Oireachtas Committee on the eigh(...)

Committee chairwoman Catherine Noone has asked anti-abortion members to submit names of witnesses on numerous occasions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Another anti-abortion witness has declined to appear before the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment claiming it is a charade with a pr(...)

Oireachtas comittee chairwoman  Catherine Noone  said allegations of bias  required clarification. File image: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chair of the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment Catherine Noone has defended the work of the committee ahead of its latest hearin(...)

“The whole emphasis now will be on painting those who want abortion on demand, and those who want no abortion, as similarly extreme, and the fallacy of the middle ground will be trotted out again and again.”

The profound cynicism many feel about politics will only have been reinforced by the extraordinary actions of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Ei(...)

Prof Gerry Whyte from TCD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Repealing the Eighth Amendment will not take the Republic back to the constitutional position on abortion that existed prior to its enactment in 1983,(...)

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