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Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said the constitutional restrictions on abortion are too “restrictive” and have a “chilling effect” on doctors.Sp(...)

Socialist Party TDs (from left) Ruth Coppinger TD, Paul Murphy TD and Joe Higgins TD. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

An anti-water charge protest in Dublin on Wednesday will highlight that the Government’s “trickery” in offering concessions to the public has not work(...)

Ambulance crew and gardaí involved in the transfer of a woman, thought to have contracted Ebola, from her home in Tyrrelstown, Dublin to the Mater hospital. Streets around the hospital were cordoned off during the movement of the woman. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The patient at the centre of the latest Ebola scare had only a “technical risk” of having the disease, according to informed sources.The woman was ta(...)

Joe Higgins TD called for amendment on what the inquiry will cover and had it accepted. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dáil and Seanad are expected to debate the finalised terms of reference for the banking inquiry next month after the 11-member committee signed o(...)

Newspaper editors and other media executives may be called to give evidence to the Oireachtas banking inquiry after the committee agreed alterations t(...)

More homes were sold in Castleknock than any other area of the capital last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Area focus: West Dublin

Dublin West is an area that continues to grow in popularity. Traditionally one of the slower areas of growth of the Dublin regions, the westside of(...)

 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 (...)

The night Spain played Chile in the World Cup, I was driving back to Dublin on the M1, hoping to make it to a television before kick-off. Instead, jus(...)

Minister for Social Protection and Labour leadership candidate Joan Burton has indicated that higher spending Government departments should have a gre(...)

Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins 2:25

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)