Minister for Health Simon Harris is determined to bring in services by January, but his “commitment to providing care for women in this country will not waver”, said a spokesperson. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Doctors say women’s wellbeing is threatened by rush to bring service into operation

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said: “Let us face it, there have been horrific practices in America and elsewhere, with body parts being procured and sold for research.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Taoiseach was the first to take out his phone and snap a quick photo of the screen which showed that the Bill had passed 90 vo(...)

Women protesting outside the Dáil to demand the right to free, safe and legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

Minister for Health says he intends to bring forward stand-alone legislation next year

A complicated system of tax-free travel and subsistence allowances for councillors has evolved in recent years, leading some to view them as “income” when they should only be viewed as reimbursements for expenses

Independent review wants explanation of link between a councillor’s representational payment and a Senator’s salary

Legislation to provide for access to abortion for the first time in Ireland has passed through the Dáil

A total of 65 amendments tabled but only changes brought by Harris passed

Abortion Bill: 20 more amendments remain to be debated and voted on

Inside Politics: Issue of conscientious objection due for discussion following bitter Dáil exchanges between both sides

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan: “The Constitution doesn’t seek to define the place of men. I believe it should not seek to define the place of women.”   Photograph:  Garrett White

Changing wording on woman’s place ‘within the home’ subject of Oireachtas report

Sinn Féin proposed that councillors would have to demonstrate their duties are a full-time job  to receive the €35,000 rate. The submission, made by  Eoin Ó Broin, says most councillors earn a gross income of €23,000. Photograph: Eric Luke

Issue of local authority member remuneration ‘extremely complex’, lawyer tells Government

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy: “This is not about public health policy. This is about making women feel guilty and ashamed and that is not part of good health policy.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

Doctors would have had to record pregnant woman’s age, ethnicity and marital status

The two new amendments seek to make a medical practitioner keep a record of certain information including the age, marital status, ethnicity, gravidity and parity of the pregnant woman. Photograph: iStock

Amendments to record patient’s previous terminations and ethnicity proposed by anti-abortion TDs

Micheál Martin referred to how tens of thousands of people from Northern Ireland hold Irish passports and therefore were “Irish citizens” and “European citizens”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin wants Ireland’s new MEP seats to go to North but there are several obstacles

The HSE said it had set up a client services unit in the National Screening Service to “ensure the timely provision of cervical screening records to women or their legal representatives”.

‘Small number’ of slides being processed and will be released shortly, HSE says

Minister for Health Simon Harris said doctors had a right to conscientious objection but “women also have a right to healthcare” and “one right cannot trump another”.

Department asks all 19 maternity units for updates on abortion services rollout

Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the Medicines Management Programme to look at putting measures in place to expand access to Pembro. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Pembro to be made available to all clinically suitable women with cervical cancer

Women gathered at the Dáil earlier this month to demand the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

Helpline should be in place for early new year, when abortion services are due to begin

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister for Tourism Shane Ross. Documents acquired under Freedom of Information show their respective departments clashed over changes to the short-term rental sector. File photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Transport officials rebuff attempt by Housing to make it responsible for sector

A Guinness lorry at the Border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Minister For Justice to speak to Garda boss on whether to increase policing on Border

Women outside the Dáil  protest against possible Catholic control of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: James Forde

TDs approve five legal amendments as others rejected during Oireachtas discussion

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin at  the Votail 100 reception at Dublin Castle on Friday evening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach attends event to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland

Minister for Health Simon Harris told a Dáil debate on abortion legislation: ‘I hear a lot about human rights and I have some breaking news. Women’s rights are human rights.’ File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Éamon Ó Cuív TD expresses concerns over new technologies to test for disabilities

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy: wants the Department of Communications to make available an unredacted copy of an expert report by Analysys Mason which reviews the operation, management and access to the metropolitan area networks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Eir and Enet among firms volunteering to assist in scrutiny of scheme rollout and costs

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he felt obliged to pass similar legislation to what was presented to the people before the referendum, and those provisions contained the penalties and criminal sanctions. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Criminalisation is necessary to protect women from forced abortions, says Minister

A report found the broadband tender process was not compromised by a series of private meetings attended by Denis Naughten (above). Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Inside Politics: Report finds tender process not tainted, but achieving full broadband rollout by target of 2020 looks unlikely

Under Independent TD Carol Nolan’s proposal, no public money would be used to fund abortion services except where there is a risk to the life of the pregnant woman.

‘Why do women in crisis have to come last? They have come last in this country for far too long’

The Minister for Health has previously said doctors and nurses could opt out of providing abortion services, but that they must refer the woman on. File photograph: Getty Images

Several hundred nurses and midwives appeal to Minister on conscientious objection

A Guinness lorry at the Border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Government says it will not prepare for extra checks on Border with Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if Sinn Féin are  unwilling to take up their seats because they feel they can’t ‘they do have the option now of resigning their seats’ Photograph: PA

Taoiseach says he expects British parliament to ‘sooner or later’ support the Brexit deal

Peadar Tóibín, TD wants the woman to be told the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics of the foetus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Total of 65 amendments have been submitted by anti-abortion and pro-choice TDs

“On the night of the census in 2016, there were 429 homeless students in Ireland, making up over 8%  of the total homeless numbers.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Housing committee is told students will not end up pursuing their first choice if it is in Dublin, Cork or Galway

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell said that in order to reach its target, the HSE may have to double its resources. Photograph: Eric Luke

TD warns Ireland may fail to eliminate the infection by 2026 target

Builders engaged in remedial work at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Considerable sums spent on temporary repairs to schools built by Tyrone firm

An estimated  30,000 people in Ireland are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Photograph: iStock

National treatment programme to expand to reach more of the 30,000 infected with virus

Minister for Health Simon Harris proposed the amendment which would allow a second medical practitioner to become involved following the three-day waiting period. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Government has agreed to some changes to the proposed legislation

 Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan  said he hoped to have the  recommendations back by the end of the year or early next year. Photograph: Liam McBurney/ PAWire

Prof Tom O’Malley’s review follows protests over Belfast rape trial

Current and former female Oireachtas members gathered on Tuesday. Photograph: Helen McEntee/Twitter

Ceann Comhairle calls for increased participation of women in politics

‘Our bill would seek to regularise the position of children born in Ireland who have been resident here for at least three years and who are currently potentially facing deportation,’ Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour says proposal would help those potentially facing deportation depending on status of parents

There is a ‘considerable pent-up demand and shortage of accommodation’ especially in greater Dublin, where demand is strongest and prices are highest. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has set up a team to prepare for Brexit

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