Lucinda Creighton, who delivered an uncompromising speech to the Dáil yesterday, saying she could not support draft laws “built on sand”

The Government was making tacit preparations last night to sack Minister of State Lucinda Creighton if she voted as expected against the abortion l(...)

Tom Hayes TD was appointed the new Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, pictured at Government Buildings with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Simon Coveney, TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Two senior Labour Ministers have taken issue with claims by a newly appointed Fine Gael Minister of State that two key Government policy plans have(...)