# x-case - Sunday 12 June, 2016
The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.
# x-case - Saturday 6 September, 2014
The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.
# x-case - Tuesday 19 August, 2014
Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.
# x-case - Sunday 20 July, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.
One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.
# x-case - Friday 12 July, 2013
The vote result was met with a smattering of applause in the Chamber at about 12.30am this morning.
# x-case - Thursday 11 July, 2013
Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
# x-case - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.
# x-case - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?
# x-case - Tuesday 2 July, 2013
Fine Gael could lose up to 10 deputies as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 goes to a vote.
# x-case - Monday 1 July, 2013
The Fine Gael TD called for significant amendments to be made to the legislation before the final vote on it.
“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full vigour of the law.”
# x-case - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.
# x-case - Thursday 20 June, 2013
In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill gets its first outing in the Dáil this afternoon, before votes next week.
# x-case - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.
# x-case - Sunday 16 June, 2013
The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.
# x-case - Thursday 13 June, 2013
The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been among those to initially respond to the publication of the draft Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
# x-case - Wednesday 12 June, 2013
Ministers agreed to the content of the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at a special meeting this morning.
Legislation is expected to be published later today if an agreement is reached at Cabinet level.
# x-case - Friday 31 May, 2013
The Fianna Fáil leader said that Catholics should be free to vote with their conscience on the issue.
# x-case - Thursday 30 May, 2013
Fianna Fáil is reported to be set to allow a free vote on legislation which will enshrine the X Case verdict in law, but Enda Kenny has ruled out a similar measure for Fine Gael TDs. What do you think?
# x-case - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.
The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.
# x-case - Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.
Day 2 of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion saw psychiatrists and medical professionals give their expert opinions on the new law.
# x-case - Monday 20 May, 2013
The hearings on the wording of the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 will continue until tomorrow.
# x-case - Saturday 18 May, 2013
Heckling, James Reilly leaving early, and questions about term limits on abortion – the first day of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion legislation had a lot of drama. Here’s what happened.
# x-case - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.
# x-case - Friday 3 May, 2013
Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.
# x-case - Thursday 2 May, 2013
Fine Gael’s weekly parliamentary party meeting saw over five hours of intense discussion on the draft abortion bill.
Anti-abortion group SPUC says the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill could lead to widespread abortion.
Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.
Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.
# x-case - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
So – we now have a draft ‘heads of bill’. Here’s what happens as the Government tries to turn it into law.
Government said that the bill would provide “legal clarity for the medical profession”.