Geoffrey Shannon, the State’s special rapporteur on child protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State has a “Rolls Royce system” for commercial law but when it comes to family law, there is “an impoverished system”, the special rapporteur on (...)

The Women’s Clinic (in building on right) on Berkeley Street  in Dublin is next door to Reproductive Choices, a pregnancy advisory clinic closely aligned to the Marie Stopes organisation in the UK. The clinics are unrelated. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to consider “every possible option” to ensure women are provided with reliable pregnancy counselling inf(...)

Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign: said The Irish Times and some politicians had rushed to judgment on the Savita Halappanavar case.

The Pro Life Campaign said it hoped the Health Information and Quality Authority report would lead to the implementation of procedures that are “in th(...)