The country’s top geneticist has said the breakthrough ‘three-parent’ technique used by doctors to ensure a baby was born free from the genetic condition that killed his siblings could potentially help a small number of couples in Ireland.
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
IN A landmark ruling yesterday the Supreme Court decided 6:1 in favour of the State’s appeal against the decision of the High Court to register as legal mother the genetic mother of twins born to her sister in a surrogacy arrangement.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2014
FORMER Minister for Health, Micheál Martin forwarded the Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction (CAHR) report to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children four years ago but its members failed to ever publish a report on proposed legislation.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2009
THE Supreme Court is due to rule today on an appeal by a woman in her 40s against the High Court’s refusal to order a Dublin fertility clinic to release three frozenembryos to her for the purpose of pregnancy against her estranged husband’s wishes.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2009
AN EMBRYO created as a result of fertility treatment has no legal status here and is not entitled to constitutional protection unless implanted in a woman’s womb and may be legally destroyed prior to any such implantation, lawyers for the state have told the Supreme Court.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2009
THE High Court’s preliminary ruling in the dispute between an estranged couple over the fate of three frozen embryos may be relatively straightforward but it puts the spotlight on how important it is for such agreements to be copper-fastened.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2006