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Current Vacancy: Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor in Sligo

The IFPA is currently recruiting a part-time (6 hours flexi) Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor in our Sligo Counselling Centre.

IFPA Newsletter September 2014

Our quarterly newsletter is out! We have updates and news about our sexual health and medical training, human rights advocacy work, and more.

IFPA at Repeal the Eighth Conference

On 6th September, the IFPA participated in a conference which brought together a broad range of organisations, academics, medical providers and activists to discuss the building of a coalition to campaign for a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

IFPA FGM Treatment Service Leaflet

An easy to read information leaflet is now available on the FGM Treatment Service at the IFPA Everywoman Centre in Dublin city centre.

IFPA Statement

The IFPA is unable to comment on the specifics of recent media reports concerning the case of a young woman who sought an abortion because of the confidentiality of our counselling service.

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws once again under international spotlight

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws will once again be under international scrutiny when they are examined this week (14-15 July 2014) in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in its formal review of Ireland under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (

Release of UK Abortion Statistics for 2013

Figures published by the UK Department of Health on the number of women in Ireland who accessed UK abortion services last year are a modern indictment of the State’s treatment of women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies.

Launch of global rights campaign ‘I Decide’ in Ireland

A new global campaign launched in Ireland by the IFPA is calling on world leaders to support women's and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Opening of First Specialist Service for Treatment of FGM

Girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) can now access free specialised care in the IFPA's Dublin city centre clinic.

Human Rights and Abortion Law Reform in Ireland

In December 2013, the IFPA held a legal seminar entitled 'Human Rights and Abortion Law Reform in Ireland' in Dublin. Barrister and former IFPA Chairperson Catherine Forde presided over a panel of national and international experts that included:


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