Peter Boylan

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Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. The contraceptive pill arrived in Ireland in 1963, however contraception was not legalised here until 1980 Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Redemptorist “How many children have you?” asked The big Redemptorist. “Six, Father.” “The last, When was it born?” “Ten months ago.” “I cannot a(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: should consider whether the Irish people voted for a culture where three days to think about an abortion is considered demeaning, but a fortnight to change your mind about a toaster is a good thing.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission told people they were not voting on any particular form of legislation. Ever(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at launch of the HSE’s HPV Vaccine Information Campaign at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which would shorten or abolish the proposed three-day waiting period(...)

Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  Dr Peter Boylan: “I think in general it’s pretty well acknowledged that there are capacity constraints in the system. There will need to be investment.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The operation of abortion services in the State without adequate ultrasound availability will be “fraught with risk”, an Oireachtas Health Committee w(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

The Irish Medical Council said it would it carefully consider the Scally report.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Medical Council’s guide for doctors on ethics and professional conduct is not in keeping with a modern, patient-centred approach, Dr Gabriel Scall(...)

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(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan. Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford has questioned the ability of Irish people to think critically, accusing some Yes voters in last week’s abortion refe(...)

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial ‘Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special’ programme broadcast on May 14th last.

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special programme broadcast on May 14th last. Approximate(...)

 Celebrations erupt at Dublin Castle as results in  the referendum on the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018 (Repeal of Eighth Amendment) are announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The country has voted to remove the constitutional ban on abortion by a two-thirds majority. Thirty-five years after it was placed into the Constitut(...)

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