Opposition calls for a referendum on abortion next spring at the same time as the plebiscite on same-sex marriage have been rejected by Minister for (...)

A referendum on abortion ‘shouldn’t be done on foot of a tragedy or a very hard case’, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A referendum on abortion should not take place in the run-up to a general election because candidates might be forced into making commitments, Ministe(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is expected to publish abortion regulations on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is expected to publish abortion regulations on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.Mr Kenny described the (...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

 Violet Coyne is  comforted by Ruth Coppinger  as  personal belongings are  removed from the rental home in Carpenterstown she shared with her husband Martin for 15 years. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:27

Violet and Martin Coyne said they “hadn’t a clue” where they would sleep last night and contemplated the prospect of spending the night in a van after(...)

Violet Coyne (61), outside the Four Courts today after being evicted from their home. Photograph: Bryan O’Brian/The Irish Times 1:27

The possessions of Violet and Martin Coyne will be collected from their home tonight by an arrangement made in the court today. Reacting outsid(...)

Edward Kilcullen collects seaweed for the Kilcullen Seaweed baths. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

State development company Údarás na Gaeltachta has denied that guaranteed harvesting rights on the west coast were part of a deal to sell its share(...)

Ruth Coppinger: had asked the Minister about the impact of a 5 per cent or 10 per cent pay increase for low and middle-income workers in terms of tax receipts and a lowering of social welfare

The Government does not have the “hard cash” to offer public sector workers pay increases, according to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. He said,(...)

The guidelines ‘highlight the problems with the legislation’ which ‘forces a woman to run a gauntlet of doctors and bureaucracy to access an abortion’, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger said. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Concerns were raised about newly issued abortion guidelines with pro-choice campaigners saying it showed the legislation’s narrowness and anti-aborti(...)

 Ruth Coppinger TD: “This is an important landmark for women. Gender-based violence is at epidemic levels and one in four women in Ireland has experienced domestic violence.”  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 357 former Magdalene laundry residents have been paid a total of €12.8 million in lump sum payments, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has(...)