Dr Eoin O’Malley, School of Law & Government, DCU told the Citizen’s Assembly  the timing of an election is crucial in determining if, or how much, support the Government party drops after an election. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The power to dissolve the Dáil and call an election tends “ to benefit the taoiseach’s party”, the Citizens’ Assembly has been told. The group of 99 (...)

An anti-abortion demonstration passes a pro-choice protest in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thousands of people attended a “Rally for Life” march in Dublin on Saturday. The annual march called for the protection of the Eighth Amendment to the(...)

 The Citizens’ Assembly  cast their vote on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The cost of holding the Citizens’ Assembly has run over the Department of the Taoiseach’s initial estimated cost of €600,000. Up to May this year, €6(...)

Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Ailbhe Smyth: “We have a lot of work to do.”

Several hundreds of protesters gathered for a Repeal the Eighth rally in Dublin city centre on Saturday, calling for a referendum on the Constitution’(...)