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Savita effect: Ireland`s President signs first abortion bill into law

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 19:55

Ireland`s President Michael D Higgins signed into law the Government`s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

Ireland must end ‘cruelty’, widen abortion law: Ju

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 16:48

The bill, overwhelmingly passed by both houses of the Irish parliament this month, permits abortions but only in cases where doctors deem the woman`s life at risk from continued pregnancy.

Ireland passes legislation to allow abortion in limited cases

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 08:32

Irish lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a groundbreaking law that would allow abortion in limited cases in the predominantly Catholic country, following an outcry over the tragic death of an Indian dentist after a miscarriage.

Irish abortion bill: Lawmaker sorry for forcing woman onto his lap during debate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 10:10

Irish lawmakers resumed discussion on controversial new abortion legislation after failing to go to a final vote.

Ireland: Bill legalising abortion passes first hurdle

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 08:44

Legislators in Ireland have voted in favour of a reform that will pave the way for legalising abortion in life-threatening cases.

Cascade of errors caused Savita`s death: Report

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 13:14

A cascade of errors and uncertainty about the law on abortion contributed largely to the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar at an Irish hospital last year, according to an official enquiry report.

Irish hospital failed to adequately assess Savita

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:03

An Irish hospital staff failed to adequately assess the condition of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar and missed an early opportunity to terminate her pregnancy, a key report on her death has said.

Govt to act on people`s wishes: Irish PM on abortion bill

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 13:23

Dismissing concerns expressed by Ireland`s Roman Catholic leaders over a new abortion bill, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said that it is the government`s responsibility to legislate according to people`s wishes.

Catholic bishops condemn Irish abortion bill

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 22:59

In a joint statement, Ireland`s bishops, archbishops and lone cardinal described the bill, unveiled this week after decades of debate, as "a dramatic and morally unacceptable change to Irish law."

Savita death prompts law review in Ireland

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 17:57

The historic new bill, which will have to be passed in both houses of the Irish Parliament, will allow for limited legal termination where there is a threat to the mother`s life.

Savita`s husband likely to pursue her case in European courts

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 21:16

The husband of an Indian dentist, who lost her life after being denied an abortion in Ireland, has indicated that he would consider further action in the case through the courts in Europe.

Savita`s husband `optimistic` as inquest verdict nears

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 22:19

Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar`s husband on Friday said he is hopeful of a fair verdict in the inquest into his wife`s death following a miscarriage last year.