This research was designed to examine the current social and political discourses around
abortion in Ireland. The History of Ireland was examined as well as many Court cases around
abortion leading up to modern day Ireland with more recent cases in the News. Different
view points and attitudes were explored, as well as interviews being carried out in order to
get different aspects on the public's view of abortion and the influence religion and/or the
government have on people. This dissertation compares and contrasts cases throughout
history with modern day attitudes and looks at whether there has been or will be any change
in peoples discourses.