After three days of hearings on abortion, The Oireachtas Committee on Health did not make any specific recommendations to Minister James Reilly. As differences become more apparent, it seems that legislation on the issue is not a foregone conclusion.
On January 19th 2013, almost thirty thousand people attended a vigil for life organised by the Pro Life Campaign.
Catriona Jennings, from Catholic Comment, a group set up to speak to the media on faith issues, facilitated several speakers to address the crowd at the event.
Here, Jo Smith asks her about her opinion on the most recent discussions in both society and at government level.