Anti-abortion and pro-choice demonstrators at a rally in Dublin in 2015. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll provides an early indication of public opinion and voting intentions in the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth A(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly has called for the ‘eradication of single use plastics particularly in supermarkets and the imposition of penalties for failure to comply’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Citizens’ Assembly has submitted a series of extra recommendations to the Government on tackling climate change, including a call for more rigorou(...)

 Chairwoman of the Citzens’ Assembly, Justice Mary Laffoy  told members, who met for the final time on Sunday, that participation in the exercise of deliberative democracy was ‘unlike other forms of group engagement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Citizens’ Assembly has voted by a tight majority to change the current constitutional position regarding the dissolution of Dáil Éireann. The ass(...)

Every Irish citizen aged 18 or over is entitled to vote. It is vital to check the register now to ensure your voice will be heard.

The politicians have debated, the Citizens Assembly has had its discussions, the Oireachtas Committee has heard from various witnesses. Now, the decis(...)

 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(...)

Abortion: Temperatures rising

The chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, has insisted the improper recruitment of seven replacement members last December was an “(...)

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly quiz medical experts while considering the question  of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin, last year. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Citizens’ Assembly and the polling company Red C have defended the process by which members were selected for the assembly. A recruiter employed (...)

Chairwoman Mary Laffoy said she was satisfied the matter had no impact on the work of the assembly.

Seven members of the Citizens’ Assembly have been removed from the process after it emerged they were brought on board due to their personal connectio(...)

Schoolchildren walk by as anti-abortion activists protest  outside the Dáil earlier this month. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has revealed the committee could not find a single medical expert in Ireland to argue th(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said people could no longer turn a blind eye to the thousands of  women who have been forced to leave Ireland to get the medical interventions that they need. Photograph: EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney plans to campaign whole-heartedly to repeal the Eighth Amendment because he believes it is the only way women in Ireland can ge(...)

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