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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# assisted reproduction

This year
Donnelly promises free IVF will be expanded to include donor materials as scheme opens today
It is estimated that 3,000 couples will use the scheme per year.
All time
Poll: Should the government fund IVF treatment?
Ireland currently does not offer public funding towards IVF.
Opinion: 'Surrogacy proposals would make process costly, time consuming and frustrating'
It seems like Irish policy-makers are in fact trying to discourage domestic surrogacy, writes Dr Brian Tobin.
Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.
Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won't benefit anyone
Proposals in new legislation to enforce penalties for this would likely be unenforceable anyway, they said.