Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said it is time to challenge the falsehoods used by the No side in the referendum campaign. Mr Harris strongly c(...)

Ireland is one of the few countries without a permanent electoral commission to standardise voting registration rules. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The late voter registration system is archaic and confusing and needs to be reformed before the next election, youth groups have said. The closing d(...)

Repeal mural. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many church leaders have chosen to oppose abortion in Ireland by defending the retention of article 40.3.3 in the Irish Constitution. This is a moral(...)

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(...)

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