Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher has written to the Oireachtas committee  the Eighth Amendment  proposing a vote on  recommending whether to repeal be postponed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has requested a vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment should be postponed until the wording of possible legislation is agreed. The party(...)

Committee chair Senator Catherine Noone has asked  two committee members not to resign their positions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will hold its first public discussion on what recommendation it will make on the position of the Eigh(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen: said US-based Center for Reproductive Rights, listed as witnesses by the Oireachtas committee, “has been fundraising  to overturn Ireland’s pro-life laws”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment Catherine Noone has asked two of its members who claimed its proceedings are “entir(...)

Raining maps and cogs: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe shows off Budget 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No fireworks, promised the Taoiseach. He was right. No need to wait for the smoke to clear after the Minister’s speech, because it barely managed a fe(...)

His sporting week:  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Sport Ireland’s launch of   ‘Get Ireland Walking’ campaign. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

If an army marches on its stomach, then the Taoiseach’s key troops should be in fine fighting fettle come the next election. Leo is like Hyacinth Buc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urged Fine Gael party members to work together, regardless of their position on the Eighth Amendment, to allow for a respectful debate to take place. File photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed the Government is preparing legislation to allow for the outcome of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendm(...)

Senator Catherine Noone, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas  committee on abortion, outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The chairwoman of the all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment, Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone, has said it would be “prudent” for th(...)

The chairwoman of the all-party committee on the eighth amendment Senator Catherine Noone.

The chairwoman of the all-party committee on the eighth amendment Senator Catherine Noone has said that it would be “prudent” for the Government to pr(...)

Chair of the Oireachtas committee Sen Catherine Noone said the meeting was constructive and respectful. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment is to invite families with experience of abortion to give evidence. The 21-members met in pri(...)