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(...)

Richard Bruton recalled that he had warned the then Fianna Fáil government in 2004 that its Central Bank Bill was defective.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued’’, Minister for Education(...)

Pensions: a troubling anomaly

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has undertaken to review an anomaly whereby up to 40,000 people, mainly women, receive smaller State pen(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams said Leo Varadkar was “a  Taoiseach, not just a Fine Gael leader. He needs to behave like a Taoiseach”.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being “reckless” in his approach to Northern Ireland as hopes of a deal to restore (...)

Senator Ronan Mullen said on Thursday the ‘media was full of claims from doctors that Savita’s death... was caused by the Eighth Amendment. Three reports found that it was medical mismanagement of sepsis’. Photograph: Collins

Independent Senator Ronan Mullen has been strongly criticised for comments he made today on the circumstances in which Savita Halappanavar died. Mr (...)

If Fianna Fáil does not take a position, the public’s perception of the party will be shaped by what Micheál Martin himself does.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just before the Fianna Fáil ardfheis passed a motion effectively calling for the Eighth Amendment to be retained, delegates were warned about finding (...)

Prof Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, president-elect of the International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology & author of the report on the death of Savita Hallappanavar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Eighth Amendment “played a major role” in the death of Savita Halappanavar during pregnancy, a leading international expert in obstetrics has said(...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell was among the 15 members who voted in favour of the Citizens’ Assembly recommendation.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee examining Ireland’s abortion law has agreed that Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution should not be retained in full. The d(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen and  Mattie McGrath TD both voted against the recommendation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has made its first significant decision. At a late-night meeting, the committee agreed to acc(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, who has proposed the Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael TDs will not have a free vote on controversial drink-driving legislation despite many of the members criticising the proposals. The party d(...)