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 Hildegarde Naughton will be one of four Fine Gael TDs on the Oireachtas abortion committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs Hildegarde Naughton and Peter Fitzpatrick will take the final two slots on the 21-person Oireachtas abortion committee. Fine Gael and F(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances. File photographs: The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas committee on abortion will be not allowed to rotate their positions with other party members. The names of the members of t(...)

TDs and Senators will eventually have to take a position on the issue – for the first time, in some cases. Photographs: The Irish Times

How did we get here? A Government led by a socially-conservative Taoiseach set up a Citizens’ Assembly, which eventually creates shockwaves by recomme(...)

Jonathan Sugarman, a former Unicredit Bank Ireland risk manager, said he is “totally unemployable as a result of upholding the law of Ireland”.

Ireland has “absolutely and completely destroyed the lives of every single whistleblower” that has dared reveal irregularities to officials, a former (...)

A comprehensive report on organ donation in Ireland was  published by the Oireachtas committee in September 2013.

A year ago the then Minister for Health Leo Varadkar announced during Organ Donor Awareness Week that the Department of Health was working on legislat(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: strike can only be resolved by the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The Bus Éireann strike can only be resolved by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “Both sides have admitted th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement in the Dáil at 6.45pm on Wednesday recognising the unique ethnic identity of the Irish Travelling community. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Irish Travellers will on Wednesday be recognised as an ethnic minority in Ireland for the first time. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement in (...)

Tesco workers picketing outside Tesco Metro in Drumcondra, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Social Protection has moved to reassure striking Tesco workers that they remain entitled to family income supplement (FIS) during i(...)

Dr Peter Boylan said the lack of provision for mental health services for new mothers was “not acceptable in 2017”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are just three part-time perinatal psychiatrists in Ireland, all based in Dublin, and there is no mother-and-baby unit for severely depressed mo(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Around Christmas time of last year, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan gave an address which was Lincolnian in its intent if no(...)

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