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Pro-Life Campaign spokeswoman Caroline Simons says the result of the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment does not mean the Government is obliged to legislate for unrestricted abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Pro-Life Campaign has said that it will lobby politicians to submit amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation, including changes which wo(...)

Mary Banotti: “My mother told me she’d written ‘Undecided’ across her ballot paper and I burst into tears.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For many of the women in Dublin Castle, the referendum result was the result of days, weeks or months or work. For others – some in the castle, some w(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, chairwoman, at the Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The first signs that the Irish public were far more liberal about abortion than had been assumed came at the Grand Hotel in Malahide, following the de(...)

Aindrias Ó Caoimh, former High Court and European Court of Justice judge, was one of 100 legal professionals who signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of 100 legal professionals including two former High Court judges have signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The grou(...)

Cora Sherlock (right) leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday with her colleague Caroline Simons. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has refused the Pro Life Campaign’s application to be heard in the State’s forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of the constitut(...)

Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

His sporting week:  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Sport Ireland’s launch of   ‘Get Ireland Walking’ campaign. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

If an army marches on its stomach, then the Taoiseach’s key troops should be in fine fighting fettle come the next election. Leo is like Hyacinth Buc(...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger is to call for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to announce its views next week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment may make a decision as early as next week on whether to recommend repealing or replacing th(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says  there should be access to abortion services “for reasons of a risk to the life, health or wellbeing of the woman, socio-economic or family circumstances, pregnancy due to rape or incest and in cases of fatal foetal abnormality”.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Government’s human rights watchdog, will on Wednesday call on the Government to introduce a refere(...)

Mattie McGrath.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment is to consider its proposed witness list at a meeting tomorrow. The 21-member committee, cha(...)

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