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Fine Gael candidate Gabrielle McFadden won the Longford-Westmeath byelection early this morning after a marathon count.She was declared elected at St (...)

Meath East Fine Gael TD, Helen McEntee, canvassing with Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael bye-election candidate, Cllr Gabrielle McFadden, in Athlone Town Shopping Centre. 2:00

Mayor of Athlone and Westmeath county councillor Gabrielle McFadden is the favourite to win the Longford-Westmeath byelection.Sister of Nicky McFadde(...)

The Family and Life website.

A Fine Gael TD has called for an investigation into a pro-life organisation which brought 13 politicians to New York and Washington last March and is (...)

Move is unlikely to appease Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.

Fine Gael is pressing for an amendment to the abortion legislation in the hope that it can still prevent the defection of another two or more TDs in (...)

Peter Mathews leaves Leinster House after voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After the rising, Micheál Martin is left with flour on his hands and a baker’s dozen of dissidents to keep under control. Government deputies were all(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s spokesman had no comment on the actions of the four TDs, which came as the legislation passed its first Dáil reading by a margin of 138 to 24. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael has removed four rebel TDs from the party after they defied Taoiseach Enda Kenny to vote against the abortion legislation. Steps were also u(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: collapsed in his seat like a warm Cornetto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Cabinet sat in differing stages of subsidence, as if the air was slowly escaping from their inner tubes.Ministers were coming down from their Euro(...)

Vote on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – Second Stage138 Yes 24 No*Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett does not vote unless the issue is tied*Socia(...)

The effort to win over doubters in Fine Gael is seen as a big test of Enda Kenny’s authority as party leader. Photograph: The Irish Times

Four Fine Gael TDs and a Sinn Fein TD have defied their party whip to vote against the second stage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.Th(...)

Lucinda Creighton speaking in the Dáil on the proposed abortion legislation on Monday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny faces the defection of several Fine Gael TDs when the abortion legislation goes to a vote for the first time in the Dáil this (...)