Ireland Aims To Be ‘Tobacco-Free’ By 2025

By | Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:42

The Republic of Ireland hopes to reduce the amount of tobacco smoking over the next 12 years, in a process it calls de-normalization.


No Camels, No Cowboys: Ireland Mandates Plain Design For Cigarette Packs, Bans Brands

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 17:56

Ireland's government is planning to ban all branding and logos from cigarette packs. A new measure will require all designs to be plain.

Pregnant woman contemplates near a window.

Ireland’s Abortion Bill Could Save Lives, Says Irish Legislation

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:43

Irish lawmakers seek to clarify uncertainties about abortion after “X case.”

Protest for Savita Halappanavar

Ireland Proposes New Abortion Law Protecting Mothers' Lives

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 16:46

A new bill lays down the rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed in Ireland, a country where the topic has long been a controversy.

Horse, Pig DNA Found in Beef Products Sold in Ireland

By | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 09:08

Beef products sold at various retail outlets in Ireland have been found to contain horse and pig DNA.

Terminally Ill Woman Loses First Irish Right-to-Die Case

By | Thu, 01/10/2013 - 08:23

An Irish woman who is terminally ill with multiple sclerosis lost her battle for the lawful right to die in the first case of its kind to be brought in Ireland.

Savita Halappanavar

After Death of Savita Halappanavar, Ireland Will Legalize Abortion

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 16:33

The government of Ireland announced that it would draft a series of new laws indicating just when an abortion would be legal in the country.

woman holds a poster during a vigil in Dublin November 17, 2012, in memory of Savita Halappanavar

Irish Rally for Government Action on Abortion

By | Mon, 11/19/2012 - 13:21

At least 5,000 people marched to the offices of Ireland's socially conservative prime minister on Saturday to call for clearer guidelines on abortion following the death of a woman denied a termination.

a picture of Savita Halappanavar in protest

Ireland to Clarify Abortion Rules After Woman's Death

By | Thu, 11/15/2012 - 11:32

Ireland's government pledged to clarify its abortion laws after a woman, who was denied a termination, died from septicemia in an Irish hospital.

Savita Halappanavar

Woman Denied Abortion in Ireland Dies in Hospital

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 13:52

Ireland's abortion laws came under fire following the death of a miscarrying woman who was allegedly denied a termination of her pregnancy after doctors told her it was a Catholic country.