Siobhan Whelan

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Rosa (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) activists highlight a RedC/Amnesty poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will face further cases before the United Nations if it fails to change abortion laws, an Oireachtas committee has been advised. The committe(...)

Outside the Department of the Taoiseach in 2015, over 80 suitcases signify the number of women who travel to the UK to access a safe and legal abortion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has paid €30,000 in compensation to a woman who travelled to the UK for an abortion after a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. Sio(...)

The Guardian hailed Leo Varadkar’s appointment as evidence of “a new, progressive Ireland”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you only ever read the international headlines about this small, damp island of ours, you might be lulled into congratulating yourself for living i(...)

Margaret Atwood, author of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – the novel about a totalitarian theocracy that has now been made into a TV series – is a regular visitor to Irish shores. Maybe she comes here for research. Photograph: George Kraychyk/Hulu

It feels as if Ireland would do anything other than allow women to hold their fate in their own hands. As a country we have ceded decisions about wome(...)

Leo Varadkar: it will almost certainly fall to the incoming taoiseach to decide when and in what form to proceed with a referendum on abortion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The United Nations again excoriates Ireland for failing to provide abortion to a woman whose baby had a fatal foetal abnormality; details emerge of a(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has stressed his desire to see a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment of the Constitution next year. Mr Harris (...)

When Siobhán Whelan returned to Wexford for the records, the report says, some staff were insensitive to her. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Siobhán Whelan was in the 20th week of her second pregnancy in January 2010 when an ultrasound scan at Wexford General Hospital revealed her baby had (...)

Tests in the National Maternity Hospital confirmed  Siobhan Whelan’s baby  suffered from Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome), which she was told was ‘incompatible with life’. Photograph: The Irish Times

A United Nations committee has found Ireland violated the human rights of a woman who had to travel to Britain for an abortion after her baby was diag(...)

The inquest into the death in May 2014 of one-day-old Conor Whelan in Cavan General Hospital is another a reminder of unequal standards in maternity s(...)

The defendant, Elizabeth McMenamin (23) from Glenowen, Derry, is charged with entering as a trespasser a flat at Strand Foyer in Derry on May 10th of this year and stealing an Xbox and Xbox games. Photograph: Collins Courts

A district judge on Wednesday ordered a pregnant woman to attend court on Friday, the day before she’s due to give birth. District Judge Paul Copelan(...)

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