Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The allegation that civil servants are frustrating a banking inquiry is outrageous.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to legalise abortion in certain circumstances, including the risk of suicide, is included in the programme of legislati(...)

John Delaney of the FAI leaving the Dáil today after appearing before a committee looking at the effects of a possible ban on  sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol suppliers. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland's three main sports organisations are all opposed to a ban on alcohol sponsorship for major sporting events, an Oireachtas Committee ha(...)