Deirdre Conroy argued her rights had been violated when denied an abortion.

Deirdre Conroy, who anonymously took a case to the European Court of Human Rights in 2005, arguing her human rights had been v(...)

Obstetrician Dr Peter Boylan pictured during the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway Coroners’ Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Obstetrician Prof Peter Boylan has described a letter published in The Irish Times today as a “direct attack on my professional opinion”. (...)

The Cabinet’s agreement on Tuesday to the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is an important and welcome first step in (...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko  speaks in  Pecherskiy district court in Kiev in October  2011. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine’s jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, the European Court of Human Ri(...)

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, is consoled outside the Supreme Court yesterday by his son David and daughter Corrina. Photograph: Courtpix

Marie Fleming fought a landmark legal battle to be helped take her own life, and yesterday her long, dignified campaign appeared close to an en(...)

Undated family photograph of Marie Fleming and  Tom Curran. Ms Fleming  was too ill to be in court yesterday.

The Chief Justice spoke for less than five minutes, but Tom Curran didn’t need that long to sense how it was going. “The court does not conside(...)

The secret recording of two Labour TDs speaking about a strategy to seek the gradual liberalisation of abortion law would have no bearing on th(...)

A European Court of Human Rights ruling upholding a UK ban on paid political advertising will resonate in Ireland where similar rules apply. (...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, psychiatrist at National Maternity Hospital Holles Street, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Suicidal pregnant women will continue to go abroad for abortions if they have to see psychiatrists, according to Dr Anthony Mc(...)

Prof Patricia Casey: “As a psychiatrist I cannot support a proposal which involves a procedure which would cause women harm”

A reported plan for a panel of doctors to assess suicide risk during pregnancy was an “insult to women”, according to a clinical psychiatrist a(...)

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