Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin and his wife Mary voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in Cork. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

Most Fianna Fáil TDs will respect the vote in the referendum and not try to frustrate legislation on abortion going through the Dáil, party leader Mic(...)

Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony  at Together for Yes HQ, Upper Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The No side in the Eighth Amendment debate has been accused of being callous towards Irish women who have had to have abortions abroad. A group of w(...)

Dr Rhona Mahon (right), master of the National Maternity Hospital, with Amy Callahan and Conor Upton of Terminations for Medical Reasons,  in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women who choose to have an abortion when they are informed their baby will not survive outside the womb are abandoned by the State, the master of the(...)

At issue in the row over the desperately-needed new national maternity hospital are fundamental questions about ownership and control. The replacement(...)

Dr Colm O’Donnell with a premature baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When Verity Fleming unexpectedly arrived into the world last month she weighed less than 800g – or 1lb 12oz to use the scale still used by most Irish(...)

 Dr Rhona Mahony:  Urgent need for further investment in Ireland’s maternity services. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A call has been made for a domestic violence register to be introduced that would allow people find out from gardaí if their p(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners in a recent protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Collins Photos

The Government is proposing, for the first time since Ireland became independent, that the Oireachtas pass a law prescribing the death of innoc(...)