Ruth Coppinger

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Noeline Blackwell and Angela McCarthy, chief executive and head of clinical services at Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, arriving at Oireachtas Committee hearing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parents who received a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality have said the Eighth Amendment brutalises and abuses women in their circumstances. Ger(...)

Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher has written to the Oireachtas committee  the Eighth Amendment  proposing a vote on  recommending whether to repeal be postponed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has requested a vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment should be postponed until the wording of possible legislation is agreed. The party(...)

Committee chair Senator Catherine Noone has asked  two committee members not to resign their positions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will hold its first public discussion on what recommendation it will make on the position of the Eigh(...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger is to call for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to announce its views next week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment may make a decision as early as next week on whether to recommend repealing or replacing th(...)

Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael Ministers do not believe the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for the legalisation of abortion will pass “party, Dáil or country” a(...)

TD Ruth  Coppinger told the Dáil on Wednesday that when Leo Varadkar was minister for health, 12 people were leaving the country daily for abortions. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has been accused by Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger of having “more positions in abortion than coloured socks’’. However, unlike Leo Vara(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has previously indicated that he does not believe that proposals for a wide-ranging liberalisation of the law would be passed in a referendum.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will wait until the wording of the abortion referendum is set before deciding if he will personally campaign in favour of the m(...)

Paul Murphy during heated exchanges with  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Dáil

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has written to the Ceann Comhairle accusing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of defaming him when he accused Murphy of thuggery during(...)

Regina Doherty: Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he had a “brief conversation” with the Minister for Social Protection  and understood she had complained to the Garda about harassment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The controversy surrounding an allegation of harassment made by Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty against a New York-based blogger is a pr(...)

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