Annie Hoey is Canvassing Co-ordinator with Together For Yes and a former president of the USI.

In November 2012, the reality of abortion finally hit home with me. I was a student in University College Cork and the news of Savita Halappanavar’s d(...)

Ailbhe Smyth will co-chair the Together for Yes campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment plan to launch their nationwide umbrella campaign next week in Dublin under the banner “Together fo(...)

 Former president Mary McAleese speaking at an event in 2015 calling for a Yes vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former President Mary McAleese says she has no plans to take part in the campaign for repeal of the Eighth Amendment. In an RTÉ radio interview on Mo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. ‘What does he mean by rare abortions?’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

After more than a decade of delay, the Government announced it would finally ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s  decision  to  support a vote to legalise abortion on request in the early months of pregnancy has prompted a huge reaction in the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he changed his stance on abortion having evaluated the evidence from the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amen(...)

A photograph  of Savita Halappanavar at a repeal the Eighth Amendment rally in Dublin. Photograph: Getty images

Ireland is undertaking a historic debate on abortion and the Eighth Amendment. A prominent voice in this debate will be the Catholic hierarchy. Just l(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chair Dr Peter Boylan. The institute said it looked forward to continuing to assist “in informing legislation to enhance women’s health and safety”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said it supports the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Const(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he has changed his personal opinion on abortion.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has repeated his personal view that he supports the recommendation by the Oireachtas Committee that abortion should b(...)

U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

Protesters hold up placards during the London March for Choice outside the Embassy of Ireland in central London in September. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images)

This year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in London marked a significant landmark for a group of Irish campaigners who gathered at Hyde Park Corner before s(...)

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