Rhona Mahony

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Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan /PA Wire

The persuasive power of numbers should never be underestimated in the upcoming referendum. Many media have been used by both sides to impart their m(...)

 Caroline Simons  of the LoveBoth campaign said “We are not talking about banning websites as such. We are simply talking about restricting abortion pills in Ireland.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The LoveBoth campaign has called on the Government to ask Google to ban websites which allow people to import abortion pills. The group, which is adv(...)

An anti-abortion poster in Dublin: people have real problems with abortion that cannot be wished away. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Four former chairs of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the current chair of the Joint Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologis(...)

Master of the National Maternity Hospital Rhona Mahony said the difficulty for everyone in a court case was that “you’re pitting doctors against their patients”.

Doctors are no longer willing to go to court to defend medical negligence cases because of the legal costs involved, according to Master of the Nation(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony  has said the Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk for women and children. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk to women and children in this country, the master of the National Maternity Hospital has said.(...)

Ailbhe Smyth will co-chair the Together for Yes campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment plan to launch their nationwide umbrella campaign next week in Dublin under the banner “Together fo(...)

 Former president Mary McAleese speaking at an event in 2015 calling for a Yes vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former President Mary McAleese says she has no plans to take part in the campaign for repeal of the Eighth Amendment. In an RTÉ radio interview on Mo(...)

Malak Thawley and her husband Alan. Photograph: Facebook

The National Maternity Hospital has secured a stay on an inquiry into patient safety issues, ordered by the Minister for Health after the death of a w(...)

 A lone walker makes her way down Rathmines Road in Dublin during Friday morning rush hour.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish

Anna Martin thought that maybe she should have named her baby after the ambulance man who was so helpful when she was rushed to the National Maternity(...)

Billy Kelleher: supported by  colleagues Lisa Chambers TD and Senator Ned O’Sullivan, he tabled a motion recommending the committee propose terminations up to 12 weeks without restriction

“A step too far” – those are the words repeated by politicians opposing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks into pregnancy. Taoiseach Leo (...)

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