From left: Minister of State at the Department of Jobs John Halligan, Minister for Transport Shane Ross, and Minister of State at the Department of Health Finian McGrath have all confirmed they will vote in favour of the abortion legislation proposed by Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace.

The Government will not take a formal position on Mick Wallace’s fatal foetal abnormalities Bill and will “note” the advice from the Attorney General (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he would vote in favour of the Bill brought by Mick Wallace on abortion.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet is unlikely to take a position on a Bill allowing for abortions in the cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. It is understood Taoiseach En(...)

From left: Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at a press conference at the North South Ministerial Council in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A proposed all-Ireland forum to work on ways to mitigate the negative effects of the British decision to leave the EU will not be set up after Unionis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the North’s First and Deputy First Ministers are meeting in Dublin on Monday to discuss the fallout from the Brexit referendum vote. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Northern Ireland’s power-sharing leaders are split over a proposed all-island forum to deal with the fall-out from Brexit. First Minister Arlene Fos(...)

Former legal adviser to the Stormont government Brian Doherty said important elements of the Northern Ireland settlement will go if the UK leaves the EU

Important elements of the Northern Ireland settlement will go if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, according to a former legal adviser to (...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK voted to leave the European Union and that decision must be respected. File photograph: Frank Miller

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said the Brexit result provides many opportunities for Northern Ireland. He said he wants the North to maintain a tradi(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon: her party could get a referendum through Holyrood even if all the unionist parties were opposed. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The UK referendum vote was decisively won, but for Scotland and Northern Ireland it raises a multitude of questions. It may also be a legal struggle. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: is insisting Britain needs space and time to negotiate its departure from the union

The Government will not support a hasty British exit from the European Union, despite increased calls for one. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to insist Bri(...)

Edward Carson inspects a parade of armed Ulster Volunteers in 1914. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

If the decade of commemorations is to achieve its goal of promoting a greater appreciation of the events that marked the years 1912-1922 and of the le(...)

Stormont’s Parliament Buildings illuminated in red. After a week of intense negotiations, British and Irish Ministers and senior Northern politicians were unable to sign off on a deal. Photograph: PA

Attempts to strike a deal that would stabilise the Northern Executive and Assembly are to enter their 10th week after the British and Irish government(...)

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