The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street in Dublin has launched an investigation into how details of a woman's termination at the facility were leaked to the media.
The Taoiseach said today that he cannot pick and choose what portions of the constitution to uphold when it comes to the abortion legislation.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that the days when one church "determined the boundaries of women's lives" are over.
Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has said that a change to the abortion laws clarifying the term limit for a termination in suicide cases is a necessary minimum.
The Government's abortion legislation will take a first step towards becoming law when it is introduced in the Dáil today.
About 10 Fine Gael TDs and Senators will vote against the new abortion legislation, a member of the party has claimed.
The Minister for Health James Reilly says threats to burn him and his family out of their home have gone much further than they should have.
Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams has warned that TDs who vote against his party's position supporting abortion legislation will be "subject to party discipline" for a "serious breach" of party rules.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted new abortion laws do not clear the way for near full-term pregnancies to be terminated.
A spokesperson for the Pro-Life Campaign has claimed today that the organisation has received death threats.
A large majority of people support the Government going further than planned in its abortion legislation, according to a new opinion poll.
The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said that the new abortion legislation is about bringing legal clarity and putting restrictions and regulations in place in Irish law to protect both a mother and an unborn child.
The Cabinet has yet to reach agreement on proposed abortion laws.
The Cabinet meets this morning in a bid to finalise the legislation on abortion.
Ireland's Catholic bishops have claimed people are being misled in the debate over planned abortion law reform.
Thousands of anti-abortion campaigners took to the streets of Dublin urging the Government to scrap its plans for new abortion laws.
The Irish Government has been praised by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers for its progress on enacting abortion legislation.
The Fianna Fáil Chief Whip said that he made it clear to Micháel Martin that he was prepared to resign from the party if forced to vote in favour of the draft abortion legislation.
The Fianna Fáil leader said that he is giving a free vote on the forthcoming abortion legislation because he did want to lose people.
The Taoiseach said that he has "no comment to make" after a senior Vatican official said any member of the Oireachtas describing themselves as a Catholic should resign rather than support the legislation.
The Minister for Health James Reilly has raised the prospect of extending the Dáil term to deal with the new abortion legislation.
By Mary Regan, Political correspondent
Health Minister, James Reilly, has come under criticism from Fine Gael backbenchers for not being available to take questions on draft abortion laws at this morning's meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee.
The Master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dr Sam Coulter Smith, has said the inclusion of suicide in the new abortion legislation poses a "moral dilemma" for doctors.
The masters of two major maternity hospitals will give evidence today before a parliamentary hearing on proposed changes to abortion legislation.
Ireland’s newest and youngest Catholic bishop has used his appointment to weigh into the abortion controversy.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that he expects amendments to the abortion legislation will be discussed as the Bill passes through the Oireachtas.
Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan has said that party members who oppose abortion legislation will be able to seek amendments.
Fine Gael backbenchers who disagree with the draft abortion legislation say they want to be able to repeal the law if the number of terminations increases significantly.
A senior Catholic cleric has told a vigil for expectant mothers that abortion can never be justified.
The Irish Catholic Bishops Conference is seeking legal advice on the proposed abortion legislation.
The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has signalled a possible legal challenge to proposed abortion legislation unless it is changed.
Cardinal Sean Brady has said that enforcing the proposed abortion legislation across all hospitals could lead to potential legal action against the reforms.
Catholic bishops have branded proposed changes to Ireland’s strict abortion regime as dramatic and morally unacceptable.
Fianna Fáil is putting off a decision on whether to support the Government's proposed legislation on abortion.
The Minister for Health James Reilly has said there is no question of a free vote for TDs on the new abortion legislation.
The Fine Gael Chairman, Charlie Flanagan, has said he hopes the reservations of some TDs and Senators over the draft abortion legislation will be addressed.
Opposition parties are giving a cautious welcome to the draft legislation on abortion.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is insisting there is no question of introducing abortion on demand in Ireland, while the Abortion Rights Campaign has claimed that the legislation will force women to travel outside the country for an abortion.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has attempted to quell fallout over contentious changes to abortion rules by claiming that law on the procedure is not being changed.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said contentious new abortion laws to deal with the issue of a pregnant and suicidal woman are about providing certainty to women and doctors.
The Government is bracing itself for fallout over contentious new abortion laws to deal with the issue of a woman who is pregnant and suicidal.
Ministers have yet to agree on draft abortion legislation.
The Fine Gael Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has said she will act in accordance with her own moral judgment when deciding whether to support new legislation on abortion.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Government intends to approve new abortion legislation at today's Cabinet meeting.
The Government will sign off on draft abortion legislation at Cabinet tomorrow, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has confirmed.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said that the Coalition will reach a decision on abortion legislation tomorrow.
The Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte says legislating for the X-case is as liberal as Ireland is going to get.
As many as twenty Fine Gael TDs and Senators could vote against the proposed new abortion legislation if it allows for terminations where there is a risk of suicide.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is insisting vowing that abortion legislation to be enacted here will be in line with the X case.
Ireland’s abortion regime will continue to be restrictive despite allowing for terminations when a woman is suicidal, Junior Health Minister Alex White has said.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has denied that a final draft of abortion legislation has been circulated to Ministers.
A meeting of the cabinet has concluded without any agreement on abortion legislation.
A senior Fianna Fáil frontbench member admits there is division in the party over its position on abortion legislation.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny will ask the Health Minister James Reilly to give the cabinet a progress report on the abortion legislation today and admitted he would like to see the legislation enacted before the summer.
The cabinet will today discuss the first draft of legislation aimed at introducing abortion in limited circumstances.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he is 'hopeful' that planned abortion legislation will be ready by July.
Health Minister James Reilly has said that no pregnant woman who is having suicidal thoughts will be forced to meet with six doctors before being allowed to have an abortion.
A psychiatric specialist has warned the Government that proposals to force potentially suicidal pregnant women to be assessed by six doctors are idiotic and a sick joke.
The Labour Party leader has said that the Government intends to keep to its deadline of having legislation on abortion ready by the summer recess.
The Master of the National Maternity Hospital has said that two obstetricians and two expert psychiartists would give a reasonable opinion on whether or not a pregnant woman is at risk of suicide.