Minister for Health Simon Harris committed to the introduction of exclusion zones outside facilities providing abortion services. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Medical professionals who have a conscientious objection to providing abortions will be legally obliged to refer patients, under legislation published(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Former president Mary McAleese: ‘I had no hesitation at the end of the day, when it came to the vote. I absolutely voted ‘Yes’.’ Photograph: Getty

Former president Mary McAleese has said she voted in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment with a “heart and a half” and that she had no intention (...)

It is hoped mandatory post-mortem examinations will prevent  maternal deaths like Savita Halappanavar

Legislation mandating inquests into all maternity deaths has been delayed, more than one year after it was promised in the Dáil. The Department of J(...)

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial ‘Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special’ programme broadcast on May 14th last.

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special programme broadcast on May 14th last. Approximate(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed a ‘quiet revolution’ on Saturday as Ireland voted to liberalise some of Europe’s strictest abortion laws in a historic landslide referendum vote on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

It took me 1,349 days to publicly acknowledge my abortion. In the weeks leading up to the referendum, I couldn’t bring myself to reveal that I termin(...)

In the early hours of Sunday morning, people stopped and hugged, lit candles or left notes at the mural depicting Savita Halappanavar at Portobello. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Among the messages fixed to a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin this weekend was one stating simply: “Sorry we were too late. But we are here now(...)

Messages are left at a memorial to Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Galway’s Indian community has welcomed the result of the referendum, describing it as “heartening” for the women of Ireland and for the family of the (...)

‘I spent most of the last 24 hours in tears watching the incredible work women and many men in Ireland have done to bring about change.’ Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Grace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights to roll (...)

Yes supporter Laura Mahon and Minister for Health Simon Harris share an emotional moment in Dublin Castle. Photograph: @Niamh_Cupl/Twitter

Simon Harris is a hero for Ireland, according to Yes supporter Laura Mahon who was seen talking to and hugging the Minister for Health in Dublin Castl(...)

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