The apology from Minister for Health Simon Harris to Amanda Mellet (centre) was an important moment. Hopefully it indicates that the Government fully accepts the UN committee’s decision, and will act upon it without equivocation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2011, Amanda Mellet was denied an abortion in Ireland after learning her pregnancy had a fatal foetal impairment. She travelled to the UK to underg(...)

No discussions took place between the Alliance and Fine Gael despite expectations a Cabinet meeting would be held. Photographs: The Irish Times

The Government has failed to reach agreement on a Bill allowing for abortions in the cases of fatal foetal abnormalities amid indications of an incre(...)

Chief whip Regina Doherty said today  she thinks Deputy Mick Wallace’s proposed Bill will be deemed to be in conflict with the eighth amendment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Government has still not decided how it will vote on a bill allowing for abortions in the cases of fatal foetal abnormalities, after a fresh row. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned any immediate attempt to reverse the constitutional ban on abortion would be defeated. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is shortly to begin the process which may lead to a change in Ireland’s abortion laws, although Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned any imm(...)

The BAI describes D’Arcy’s inclusion of comments from the anti-abortion side during his interview with the Linehans as “cursory.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has rapped RTÉ over the knuckles for the way presenter Ray D’Arcy dealt with abortion. Its decision highlights (...)

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