Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe will bring a memo to Cabinet outlining a proposal for a new fund to be administered by local authorities. Photograph: PA

Local authorities are to be given a fund to build infrastructure servicing sites owned by developers under a new scheme to be announced by the Governm(...)

Term limits for abortion should be considered in the event of the eighth amendment to the Constitution being repealed, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said

Term limits for abortion should be considered in the event of the eighth amendment to the Constitution being repealed, Minister for Social Protection (...)

When Ireland in 1990 signed up to the optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, we agreed to give the UN’s Human(...)

Amanda Mellet was one of four Irish women who developed pregnancies with fatal foetal abnormalities who came forward just over four years ago to tell their stories. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Amanda Mellet said it was her “sincere hope” that the findings of the UN Human Rights Committee in her case may assist the Government in “finding the (...)

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The UN has found that a woman’s rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights were violated by her having to travel for an abortion in a situation of fatal foetal abnormality. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In a decision that will not have come as a surprise to those who are attentive to either international human rights law or abortion law in Ireland, th(...)

Amanda Mellet, who took the case, was in her 21st week of pregnancy in November 2011 when she learned her foetus had congenital heart defects and would die in the uterus or shortly after birth. Photograph: iStock

International pressure on Ireland’s abortion laws has been ratcheted up another notch with this latest opinion from the Human Rights Committee of the (...)

Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton. “I absolutely sympathise with and understand the concern of Deputies for any woman with a fatal foetal abnormality”

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said he could not say what action the Government would take in response to the United Nations Human Rights Comm(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he cannot say what action the Government will take in response to the United Nations Human Rights Commi(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protesting outside the Dáil in 2014. For a State scheme to destroy such valuable data on this involuntary childbirth surgery is to violate survivors’ human rights and obliterate the very stuff of history. Photograph: Alan Betson

The assessor to the symphysiotomy payment scheme, Maureen Harding Clark, has reaffirmed her intention to shred applicants’ unclaimed medical records. (...)

 David Ford: to appeal judgment.  Photograph: Arthur Allison.

The Belfast High Court judgment on access to abortion in the North has rightly been described as historic. The outcome of the case taken by the Northe(...)

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