Professor Fergal Malone said his experience as a doctor showed it was “not a given” that parents will opt for a termination if their unborn child is to be born with a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “fallacy and a myth” to suggest that a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome leads automatically to abortion, the master of the Rotunda Hospital(...)

Tim Redfern (48), who carried a “free, safe legal” poster, described the Eighth Amendment as a “weeping sore”. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Abortion is a black and white issue. Those Repeal jumpers, designed in anger last year by campaigner Anna Cosgrave, have become a ubiquitous fashion a(...)

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick resigned from the board overseeing the relocation of the hospital to a religious-owned site. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the Nat(...)

AIMS Ireland has said the planned relocation of the National Maternity Hospital to St Vincent’s hospital should not go ahead unless ownership issues cannot be sorted out. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The planned relocation of the National Maternity Hospital to St Vincent’s hospital should not go ahead unless ownership issues cannot be sorted out, a(...)

Prof Veronica O’Keane of Doctors for Choice and Dr John Monaghan  and Dr Orla Halpenny of Doctors for Life  at the Citizens’ Assembly session in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly will be balloted next month on recommendations that they will give to the Government on the future of the constituti(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy: “The assembly has endeavoured to present the legal and medical material in a neutral manner.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

The chair of the Citizens’ Assembly has said it would have been a “serious omission” not to include material from two women who were described by anti(...)