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Assisted reproduction in Ireland

This chapter broadly describes the current legal context within which assisted

human reproduction (AHR) treatment services are carried out in the Republic of Ireland. Given Ireland’s proximity to the United Kingdom, both in

geographical and jurisprudential terms, a brief synopsis of the regulation of

AHR in the United Kingdom will also be given. Finally, the chapter will dis-

cuss the attempts at the European Union level to introduce some degree of

harmonization in relation to bioethics generally, and the likelihood of achiev-

ing consensus between the European Union member states on AHR issues.