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Save the Barrow line committee members Marie Kinsella, Olivia O’Leary and Anne Butler: An Bord Pleanála has rejected a Waterways Ireland plan for a hard surface along the towpath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Broadcaster Olivia O’Leary loves the Barrow, the longest of the Three Sister rivers that rises in the Slieve Blooms and marks the boundary between Kil(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris is expected to table the Bill in early July and the first debate is likely to take place before the Dáil rises for the summer recess. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which seek to stipulate that disability is prohibited as a ground fo(...)

Sandra and Jonathan Caulfield, whose daughter Hope Rose died nine days after her birth with Edwards Syndrome. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth amendment have accused the other side of conducting the majority of “hostile” be(...)

Posters

We’re into the final week of this long and divisive campaign. Just a few days remain until repealers and retainers alike hold their breath and wait fo(...)

“We have laid out what we think is the most important part of the Government’s proposals,” says spokesman for the Save the Eighth group, John McGuirk

The Save the Eighth campaign has defended a booklet delivered to 200,000 households which has the appearance of an official Government publication. T(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

A gallows and saloon in an old American western town.  Social media is  the wild west of electioneering

Social media is not bad in itself, just like the telephone or television or email isn’t in itself bad. But the way it has come to be used by some peop(...)

Olivia O’Leary on one of her favourite walks along the Barrow, with Mount Leinster in the background. Photograph: Michael Brophy

Campaigners have hailed a decision to refuse planning permission to develop part of a riverside grass path stretching across three counties. The pr(...)