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Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín said he did not agree with his party’s stance on the Eighth Amendment.   File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has defended opposition to repealing the Eighth Amendment, which is at odds with his party’s view. At its recent ard fhei(...)

Loreto College’s new school building in  Wexford. It had been due to move its 750 pupils to the new   facility towards the middle of next week. Photo: Loreto College, Wexford.

State authorities say they do not expect any significant delay to the completion of six school building projects following the collapse of a UK constr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: yet to state where he stands on the amendment introduced in 1983 to underpin Ireland’s anti-abortion laws but is expected to favour  repeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The views of the majority of Fine Gael TDs and Senators on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution are likely to emerge on Monday, when(...)

Regina Doherty made a complaint about Catherine Kelly over online and social media comments.

A New York-based blogger who was stopped and cautioned by gardaí at Dublin Airport about social media posts she made about Minister for Employment Reg(...)

Mary Mitchell  O’Connor declined a role in the Department of Justice with responsibility for equality and law reform.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism from key supporters for refusing to make radical changes to the Cabinet. Mr Varadkar was strongly criticis(...)

The North-South Interconnector will run on 299 pylons about 50m high from a substation in Woodland, Co Meath, to Clontibret in Co Monaghan, linking the electricity networks in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been asked to intervene in a dispute between Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty and Minister for Communications Denis Naugh(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Former minister for children James Reilly was referred to gardaí by the Standard in Public Office Commission for failing to give  proof that an excess donation was returned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On November 25th, 2016, the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) sent 66 files to Garda Headquarters concerning the candidates who had failed(...)

Regina  Doherty (right) said Helen McEntee would ‘walk past me in the corridor and wouldn’t even blink her eyes’.

A Fine Gael Minister is to raise concerns within the party about comments made about her by Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty. Helen McEntee, a M(...)

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty: Proposed route would pass through areas of her constituency. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said her opposition to the overground electricity interconnector from Co Meath to Co Tyrone is more important(...)

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