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A former shop known locally as Matt the Bakers at the Border between Co Tyrone and Co Monaghan. Photograph: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that his Government would face a “dilemma” on the Border after a no-deal Brexit, as it would be faced with the(...)

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

Landmark legislation to provide for access to abortion for the first time in Ireland has passed through the Dáil following an extended debate. The Re(...)

Senator and former attorney general Michael McDowell says he believes that aspects of the Bill are unconstitutional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has been delayed again and will not return to the Oireachtas until after the summer. The Bil(...)

For all his media savvy, when meeting a group of media savvy young people, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar didn’t think his remarks would get out. File photograph: PA

Something serious had to be going down. A harmless photo opportunity involving shovels and shirt-sleeves was there for the taking, but the Taoiseach(...)

Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash said he supports wage increases in certain circumstances. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash said he supported wage increases in profitable companies and where circumstances allowed.Mr Nas(...)

Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Reform Alliance has not discussed becoming a political party but hopes that ideas arising from its first conference can contribute to debates in t(...)

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Róisín Shortall: ‘I believe there is a need for a commission of inquiry to deal with this absolutely comprehensively and speedily, and I also think consideration should be given to the introduction of 
special powers.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians from both sides of the Dáil have expressed differing views as to whether an Oireachtas-led inquiry is the appropriate way to investigate t(...)