The constitutional ban on abortion is “unworkable” because of online access to abortion pills, Peter Boylan, the former master of Holles St and chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland, will tell the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The constitutional ban on abortion is “unworkable” because of online access to abortion pills, Peter Boylan, the former master of Holles St and chairm(...)

Full room at the Resolutions on Health meeting at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis, in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times:

Fianna Fáil has passed a motion at its ardfheis opposing any effort to diminish the constitutional right to life of the unborn. Two conflicting motio(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen: said US-based Center for Reproductive Rights, listed as witnesses by the Oireachtas committee, “has been fundraising  to overturn Ireland’s pro-life laws”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment Catherine Noone has asked two of its members who claimed its proceedings are “entir(...)

Some unaccredited pregnancy counselling agencies are providing ‘inaccurate’ and ‘harmful’ information to women

The rising use of abortion pills ordered online in Ireland is a “concern”, particularly as women who used the pills “may fear presenting to Irish heal(...)

UCD students’ union president Katie Ascough (pictured second from right) in a promotional picture released as part of her campaign against an  impeachment bid.

The president of UCD students’ union says she has been the subject of a “bullying campaign” by a group of students who are determined to remove her fr(...)

Each option for changing the law on abortion in Ireland contains significant uncertainties and pitfalls, the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendm(...)

The option of replacing the Eighth Amendment with a constitutional provision which allowed for abortion in specified circumstances would be “likely to prove very difficult”, as grounds such as rape or fatal foetal abnormality would present “practical problems arising as to how they should be established and to whose satisfaction”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has been warned that there are significant legal uncertainties inherent in all of the six options tha(...)

Dr Bela Ganatra and Dr Ronald Johnson of the  Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, address the Oireachtas committee.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, Prof Fergal Malone has said one woman had died in recent years while travelling home from the United Kingdo(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly said it had the guidance of former Dublin county returning officer John Fitzpatrick on the structure of its voting system. Photograph: Getty Images

The voting system used by the Citizens’ Assembly may distort or misrepresent the views of its members, according to an independent critique of the adv(...)

‘Two young male students felt free to cut down and destroy posters advertising a meeting featuring the personal testimony of rape survivors and women born as a result of rape.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Feminism is profoundly concerned with the appalling consequences of rape. Feminists have gone so far as to say that we live in a rape culture. When Ge(...)