Senator Jim Walsh (FF): “In circumstances where a [deceased] baby like that has not been taken from the [late] mother during an autopsy, families might still wish to have that unborn baby recognised in its own right as an individual.’’

An unborn child who dies in a car crash should be recognised as an individual, Fianna Fáil Senator Jim Walsh has said. He said an unborn baby who die(...)

Senator Catherine Noone: ‘It is simply about getting children to make healthier choices.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said there should be a “no-fry zone’’ near schools. “The reality is if children are able to make an unhealthy(...)

In 2014 the Department of Justice and Equality said the setting up of specialist family law courts could be dealt with through legislation. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Specialist family law courts established as divisions within existing court structures are to be provided for in draft legislation being worked on by (...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pictured at Government Buildings. File photograph: Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been challenged to publish data proving his claim that the budget can take less than €2 billion from the econo(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a press conference as Government react to losing referendum on the abolition of the Seanad, at the Central Count Centre, in the Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin-rural divide was a prominent factor in the Seanad abolition referendum as all 12 of the capital’s constituencies signalled a clear No with(...)

Catherine Murphy: warned of threat to genealogical research. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s political, regulatory and banking system must be constructed in a way that would “encourage contrary people with ideas to challenge us all t(...)

 Frank Flannery: said the Government would have to be innovative if targets for raising funding from philanthropy were going to be achieved

The chairman of the Government-backed Forum on Philanthropy, Frank Flannery, has said he acknowledges there is a “hold your nose” aspect to a proposal(...)

The Taoiseach said he knew of apartment owners whose property tax liability was one-fifth or one-sixth the amount they pay in charges to property management companies

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it was wrong for anyone to speculate that ordinary citizens were being h(...)