Topics such as safe use of the internet, the effect of social media on relationships and LGBT issues to be included in sexual education classes at both primary and secondary level. Photograph: Istock

Primary schoolchildren are to be taught about about sexual consent under a major review of sex education in schools. Minister for Education Richard B(...)

Annie Hoey is Canvassing Co-ordinator with Together For Yes and a former president of the USI.

In November 2012, the reality of abortion finally hit home with me. I was a student in University College Cork and the news of Savita Halappanavar’s d(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

Eighth Amendment: Simon Coveney “may not like the outcome of the proposal, but he does have ownership of it”, Brendan Howlin said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Any suggestion that the Dáil and Seanad could devise an alternative abortion regime to that proposed by the Oireachtas committee on the issue is “fool(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s proposals to legislate for abortions up to 12 weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES  Abortion vote tracker

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s proposals to legislate for abortions up to 12 weeks in light of criticism of the measures by Tána(...)

 Minister Katherine Zappone at the March for Choice in Dublin last September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has called on elected politicians to show courage and outline their position on repealing the Eighth Amendment(...)

Kris Shekleton: ‘I am extremely disappointed and angered.’

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he would vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and to allow aborti(...)

Katie Donoghue, from Drumcondra in Dublin, joined other Suffragettes outside Leinster House on Tuesday, a century after women won the right to vote, to show support for a new generation fighting for abortion rights ahead of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned legislation to allow for abortions up to 12 weeks may not pass the Oireachtas, even if the Eighth Amendment is repea(...)

Brendan Howlin: It is not good enough . . . that the leader of political parties don’t give leadership. Photograph:  Collins

There have been calls for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to give their views on whether abortion should be allowed witho(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

This will be the year Ireland embarks on a path to implementing substantial carbon taxes; attempts to counter rising greenhouse gas emissions and sets(...)

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