Enda Kenny  presents a bowl of shamrocks to Barack Obama on St. Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny needs to drive reform of Ireland’s immigration system after raising the issue of undocumented Irish with US President Barack Obam(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath believes the fatal foetal abnormalities bill championed by Labour’s Michael McNamara is an attempt to cause ‘mischief’ and an insincere cry for publicity. Photograph: David Sleator

The fatal foetal abnormalities Bill championed by Labour TD Michael McNamara is an attempt to cause “mischief”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said(...)

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered. Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 2:20

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered.The motion, which w(...)

Kevin Kilbane visited Leinster House this week in the company of Mayo TD Michael Ring. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

So Enda came out on Thursday night and named the day for the same-sex marriage referendum. It’s May 22nd.And he was the toast of Longford as a result,(...)

Labour TD Michael McNamara is set to marry the grand-daughter of former president Patrick Hillery. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Labour TD is set to marry the grand-daughter of former president Patrick Hillery. The engagement of Clare backbencher Michael McNamara and fellow ba(...)

Clare Daly outside Leinster House following the defeat of the Fatal Foetal Abnormality Bill. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Before explaining why his Government was about to vote down a Bill aimed at helping parents struggling to come to terms with a fatal diagnosis for the(...)

Anne Ferris TD speaking to media on the plinth of Leinster House after the vote last night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins 2:32

Tánaiste Joan Burton told Labour TDs and Senators there could be no further abortion measures introduced during the lifetime of this Government becaus(...)

Labour deputies seeking a conscience vote on Clare Daly’s Bill are overlooking the fact that the contentious Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill would never have become law in summer 2013 if Fine Gael backbenchers had not been whipped.

The chief law officer of the State, Attorney General Máire Whelan, has advised the Government that fresh abortion legislation proposed by Independent (...)

The Dáil is voting on the TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. 2:32

Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s Bill to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20 with th(...)

 Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday, and Monday night saw Labour’s Anne (...)