Tracy Harkin

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Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran:  under Act, health workers ‘required to participate in what they believe to be fundamentally immoral’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment “would appear to have long since made up its mind” on repealing the constitutional ban on abortion, B(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a theocracy in Ireland. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a th(...)

Perinatal hospice care gives parents the gift of time with their baby, and when you’ve been told that your child may not live for long , time is all-important.

Can we, for once, focus on perinatal hospice care instead of abortion? We’ve just gone through another two weeks of a stormy abortion debate in whic(...)

 Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland, Evelyn Geraghty Irish Family Planning Association, Leah Hoctor, regional director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Katrine Thomasen, legal adviser for Europe for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Niamh Allen of National Women’s Council of Ireland and Ailbhe Smyth, convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at a press conference. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Government must urgently commit to “substantial legislative and constitutional change” in response to a UN finding that the State should amend the(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath believes the fatal foetal abnormalities bill championed by Labour’s Michael McNamara is an attempt to cause ‘mischief’ and an insincere cry for publicity. Photograph: David Sleator

The fatal foetal abnormalities Bill championed by Labour TD Michael McNamara is an attempt to cause “mischief”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said(...)

Grace Sharp, Sarah Hynes and Sarah Nugent with pictures of their children Lilly Joy who lived for four hours, Seán who lived for 48 hours and Isabella who lived for 54 days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Medical, legal and media professionals have been urged to stop using the term “incompatible with life” to describe unborn children with severe disabil(...)