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Retainers know, as do repealers, that if the public mind is focused on allowing for abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities, the proposition will be carried.

Although Keith Redmond is never shy about sharing his opinion, the phone call asking him to record a campaign video outlining his concerns about the G(...)

Seán Canney  left the Independent Alliance following a disagreement over the allocation of a junior ministerial post. Photograph: Collins

Galway East Independent TD Seán Canney is to step down as Assistant Government Whip, saying his remaining in the position had “become a distraction” f(...)

 Sean Canney: “Rotating means rotating. The deal was that the position was to be rotated”

Independent TD Sean Canney will not find out until next week if he is to keep his job as an assistant government whip – a position which comes with a (...)

 Seán Canney, Minister of State for the OPW: while on the verge of leaving the Independent Alliance, he wants to continue to support the Government on a case-to-case basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Independent Alliance expects Seán Canney to confirm his departure from the political grouping today. Mr Canney had said he was considering his fu(...)

In an arrangement that was brokered after the general election in 2016, it was agreed that Sean Canney, pictured, and Kevin ’Boxer’ Moran would rotate the ministry.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Independent Alliance has issued Sean Canney with an ultimatum telling him he must decide whether he wants to remain part of the group by Friday. (...)

Paschal Donohoe’s rise has seemed effortless but his achievements have been hard won. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Most ministers for finance like to see themselves as willing to make the unpopular choices to safeguard the public purse, as noble defenders of the ex(...)

If Sean Canney, former Minister of State for the OPW,   were to leave the Independent Alliance, it is understood   he would support the Government on a case-by-case basis.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Galway East TD Sean Canney is expected to clarify his future with the Independent Alliance on Tuesday following his failure last week to be reinstated(...)

Buildings as tall as  the 17 storey Elysian Tower will be commonplace in Cork docklands.

Cities and regional towns across the country will cater for up to 75 per cent of the extra one million people predicted to be living in Ireland by 204(...)

Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

In the spring of 2016, Colm Keaveney’s options were running out.The Galway East TD lost his seat in the February 2016 general election, and was out of(...)

Junior minister Ciarán Cannon: wants to change the Government’s traditional model of engagement with the Irish abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A globe stands in Ciarán Cannon’s office at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is helpful for connecting the dots as his portfolio covers(...)

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