Cora Sherlock

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Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell and Pro-Life Campaign member Cora Sherlock debated the issue of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution on this week’s Irish Times ‘Inside Politics’ podcast. Photographs: The Irish Times & Twitter.

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell has claimed voters and politicians are complicit in the suffering of women by retaining the Eighth Amendment of the Consti(...)

 Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland, Evelyn Geraghty Irish Family Planning Association, Leah Hoctor, regional director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Katrine Thomasen, legal adviser for Europe for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Niamh Allen of National Women’s Council of Ireland and Ailbhe Smyth, convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at a press conference. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Government must urgently commit to “substantial legislative and constitutional change” in response to a UN finding that the State should amend the(...)

 Complaints against Ray D’Arcy in relation to an interview he carried out with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan and his wife Helen have been partially upheld. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners have clashed over the latest Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) ruling on coverage of the issue. Compl(...)

A pro-choice supporter in Belfast at a protest after a woman was sentenced for procuring her own abortion. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It has been interesting to see the anti-abortion lobby come out so forcefully for repealing the Eighth Amendment in recent weeks. The comments and ca(...)

Belfast Crown Court in Northern Ireland.

A woman in Belfast, who bought abortion pills on the internet, has received a three-month suspended jail sentence after her housemates found a foetus (...)

Pat Kenny’s coolly inquiring manner is a welcome reminder of his past career as a current affairs reporter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Having broadcast a blow-by-blow account of his experience of commuting by bike some months back, Pat Kenny again outlines his chosen modes of transpo(...)

An anti-abortion protester attends a mass marchin Dublin in July.  Photograph:  Nick Bradsha/The Irish Times

Members of the Government are acting in a “sad and reprehensible” manner by considering a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, accordi(...)

No ...   Anti-abortion protesters during a recent Dublin march.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Usually referendums add protection to human rights. Pro-choice campaigners, however, want a referendum to take one away – the 8th amendment, the Co(...)

Emily Logan of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to heed the calls of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) and start to “phase out” austerity measures.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said a UN committee report published on Monday has sent the Government a “strong message”. C(...)

A total of 3,735 women with Irish addresses travelled to the UK for abortions last year, an increase on the 2013 of 3,679.

A total of 3,735 Irish residents travelled to to England or Wales last year for abortions, statistics published by the UK Department of Health show. (...)

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