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Peter Matthews: Fine Gael  reneging on a commitment it gave last October to respect the right of conscientious objection

Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has claimed his party is reneging on a commitment it gave last October to respect the right of conscientious objection.Mr M(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at a media briefing at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The mood of the Fine Gael parliamentary party moved firmly behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the leadership in its suppor(...)

A file image of Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin. His  party has welcomed the publication of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill in language that suggests it might support the  legislation.  Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil has hinted that its leadership may take a different stance to its membership on the proposed legislation to make abortion permissib(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at a press event in Dublin today. Up to 30 members of FG are understood to have misgivings about the suicide clause in the proposed abortion Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The mood of the Fine Gael parliamentary party moved firmly behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the leadership in its support of abortion legislatio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD arriving at Government Buildings for a cabinet meeting to discuss the abortion legislation this morning. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government last night agreed the wording for proposed abortion legislation to give effect to the X-Case ruling following a marathon meeting(...)

Brian Walsh TD: has indicated he will break with Fine Gael over abortion

The first Fine Gael Deputy to indicate publicly he will not support the Government’s proposed abortion legislation has said he(...)

In Lisbon yesterday for talks with Portuguese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “I am required by my office, as head of Government to deal with the Constitution and therefore deal with what is in the Constitution and that is what I intend to do.” Photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

The Cabinet is expected to agree today on a legal framework for abortion in defined circumstances where a woman’s life is in danger, including the (...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore speaking in Belfast where he said the Government had  “made it clear we want to bring certainty for women and their medical practitioners where a woman’s life is at risk”. Photograph: PA

The Government will sign off on draft abortion legislation at Cabinet tomorrow, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today. Mr Gilmore added that(...)

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