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.