Dr Mary Favier said attitudes among GPs in Ireland towards abortion have changed over the past 15 years. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A significant majority of general practitioners now favour repeal of the Eighth Amendment, marking a significant change in doctors’ views over the pas(...)

Savita Halappanavar

The father of Savita Halappanavar, who died at University Hospital Galway in 2012 after a septic miscarriage, has called for a Yes vote in next month’(...)

Banner at Bei Ruth, a warehouse hidden inside a bare industrial estate between Berlin’s diverse Neukölln and Treptow areas. Photograph: Rachel Loxton

If it wasn’t for a giant poster of a pair of knickers on the wall, it would look like a typical Friday night at a Berlin club. The poster, with “Repe(...)

Night’s Candles are Burnt Out by Seán Keating (1928-1929). On loan to the ESB with kind permission of Gallery Oldham, UK

When Inti Guerrero, the curator of EVA International 2018, made an exploratory visit to Limerick to get a sense of what kind of exhibition he might ma(...)

Annie Hoey is Canvassing Co-ordinator with Together For Yes and a former president of the USI.

In November 2012, the reality of abortion finally hit home with me. I was a student in University College Cork and the news of Savita Halappanavar’s d(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. ‘What does he mean by rare abortions?’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

After more than a decade of delay, the Government announced it would finally ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s  decision  to  support a vote to legalise abortion on request in the early months of pregnancy has prompted a huge reaction in the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he changed his stance on abortion having evaluated the evidence from the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amen(...)

A photograph  of Savita Halappanavar at a repeal the Eighth Amendment rally in Dublin. Photograph: Getty images

Ireland is undertaking a historic debate on abortion and the Eighth Amendment. A prominent voice in this debate will be the Catholic hierarchy. Just l(...)

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