‘My father canvassed in favour of the Eighth Amendment in 1983. I was 10 years old, and my family of 10 celebrated the victory for God.’

I was born in Ireland. I have an Irish passport. I travel there at least once a year. Most of my family is there, but I cannot vote. I have never give(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tobin on RTÉ’s Prime Time debate with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: RTÉ

“We’re standing here with the luxury of being two men who will never experience a crisis pregnancy,” Health minister Simon Harris told his opponent, S(...)

Prof Sabaratnam Arulkumaran in Dublin with Maura Leahy, IFPA director of counselling. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

The head of the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar in 2012 has supported a Yes vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment “for the sake(...)

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My parents chose my middle name, Brigid, as a homage to a beloved Irish saint. My dad had a devotion to St Brigid of Kildare, and growing up in Irela(...)

The father of Savita Halappanavar has urged the public to remember his daughter and vote Yes in the upcoming abortion referendum this Friday. Ms Hala(...)

‘I wondered if the airline staff would stop us at the boarding gate, but they let us through’

In the run-up to the referendum on whether to retain or repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, on May 25th, The Irish Times has asked reader(...)

Maria Steen (left) and Dr John Monaghan  (right) argued for a No vote in the upcoming referendum on repealing or retaining the Eighth Amendment during a debate broadcast on RTÉ on Monday night.

Dr John Monaghan and Maria Steen argued for a No vote in the upcoming referendum on repealing or retaining the Eighth Amendment during a debate broadc(...)

Savita Halappanavar was denied an abortion because the foetus’s heart was still beating. Every vote is a decision on the destinies of women like Savita and of the unborn children of the nation.

Ireland today is a place we can all be rightfully proud of. Around the world and at home, the Irish people and nation are known for being open and acc(...)

Outgoing director-general of the HSE Tony O’Brien. Supporters maintain he brought stability to the HSE in a period of institutional uncertainty, budget cuts and patient service crises. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a wall in his office in the Health Service Executive’s headquarters at the old Dr Steevens Hospital in Dublin, the agency’s director-general, Tony (...)

Chris Slattery, who set up an anti-abortion group in New York,  is travelling to Ireland to support   the Save the Eighth campaign

Irish-American Chris Slattery is in Queens monitoring a court case involving an abortion doctor, Robert Rho, who has been charged with manslaughter ov(...)

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