Analysis: New rules likely to limit Irish people’s use of surrogacy abroad

The policy will give parental rights to those who have used international surrogacy, but the procedure will become more tightly regulated in the future

Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

There has been a pre-Christmas rush among ministers to get their priority legislation through before the cabinet reshuffle on Saturday, with an extraordinary late burst of activity to keep President Michael D Higgins busy signing bills into law over the festive season.

Stephen Donnelly has now received cabinet approval for new measures on international surrogacy which will be inserted into an existing government bill next year.

Earlier this year, it looked extremely unlikely that any ...