Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic in October 2012 as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the first private clinic to offer abortions to women in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

A 45-year-old woman is being questioned by police after she was arrested yesterday close to the Marie Stopes clinic, in Belfast, which has been the(...)

Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation after being convicted of harassing Dawn Purvis last year. She has been successful in an appeal against that conviction. File photgraph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner on Monday won her appeal against being convicted of harassing a former Marie Stopes clinic director. The case(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Bernadette Smyth was among many in the the courtroom for the hearing. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has won High Court permission to challenge abortion law in Northern Ireland. A judge in Belfast has grant(...)

Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court on December 17th, 2014 after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation for harassing the director of a Marie Stopes clinic. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner’s appeal against being convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director will be heard in May. Bernadette (...)

Bernadette Smyth (51), from Suffolk Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim was convicted of two counts of harassment between January and February this year.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A high-profile anti-abortionist has been found guilty of harassing the director of Northern Ireland’s only Marie Stopes clinic.Bernadette Smyth (51), (...)

Thousands gathered in city centre Belfast today for the Rally for Life demonstration. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Thousands gathered in city centre Belfast today for the Rally for Life demonstration. Bernadette Smyth of the Precious Life group in Northern Ireland (...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy struck out the proceedings after the man’s barrister said he was dropping his application in light of an affidavit from his girlfriend. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anti-abortion groups have said they are willing to pay the legal bills of a man who yesterday withdrew his application for an injunction to prevent hi(...)

Anti-abortion protestors outside the Dail earlier this month as the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill were being voted on. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anti-abortion groups have confirmed they supported this week’s High Court case taken by a man who was trying to preventing his girlfriend travelling t(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside the Dail

Groups of anti-abortion and pro-choice protesters are outside the Dáil today as TDs arrive for the debate and vote on the Protection of Life During Pr(...)

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