Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely   pictured outside the Four Courts after the settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

A couple whose healthy pregnancy was terminated after they were wrongly advised of a fatal foetal abnormality are seeking an urgent meeting with the (...)

Professor Fergal Malone said his experience as a doctor showed it was “not a given” that parents will opt for a termination if their unborn child is to be born with a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “fallacy and a myth” to suggest that a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome leads automatically to abortion, the master of the Rotunda Hospital(...)

  Dr Noelle Higgins   Maynooth University, Eileen Barrington senior counsel, Dr Adrienne Foran and  Dr Peter McParland- National Maternity Hospital, at the second meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

New ante-natal screenings which can detect chromosomal disorders such as Down Syndrome pose ethical issues for society, the Citizens’ Assembly has bee(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy is chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Citizens’ Assembly is to meet again in Malahide this weekend to discuss possible changes to the law on abortion. The members will hear from exper(...)

A Health Service Executive report has found that staff at Portlaoise hospital sent the wrong placenta for testing following the stillbirth of a baby in the maternity unit.

Staff at Portlaoise hospital sent the wrong placenta for testing following the stillbirth of a baby in the maternity unit, a Health Service Executive(...)

Manager Michael O’Neill speaking during the Northern Ireland squad announcement at the Titanic Museum, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The rosy cheeks of Martin O’Neill appeared on screen in Belfast on Saturday. O’Neill was part of an impressive montage of Northern Ireland’s football (...)

First-trimester screening  involves a scan and a blood test to identify a pregnant woman’s risk of foetal anomaly.Photograph: Tek Image/Science Photo Library

An increasing number of pregnant women who receive a diagnosis of a fatal foetal anomaly are travelling for abortion, a leading expert on foetal medi(...)