Repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution was proposed by Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan and passed overwhelmingly with the support of 13 other members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment spent over three hours voting on individual recommendations for their final report. The first propos(...)

Protesters on both sides of the abortion divide outside the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

What is happening today? The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will today vote on its final recommendations. It is expected it will propo(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is to recommend a series of changes to Ireland’s abortion legislation.

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is to recommend a series of changes to Ireland’s abortion legislation, including allowing termination(...)

Fine Gael’s Hildegarde Naughton: “You cannot turn off the internet nor expect the gardaí to be waiting at our airports for women carrying abortion pills.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A majority of members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have confirmed they will support abortions being made available without rest(...)

Repeal  activists outside the Dáil on a recent day  the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment was sitting.

Three Fianna Fáil members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have called for it to support making abortion available up to 12 weeks w(...)

Leo Varadkar: the last time a taoiseach had this sort of approval rating was in July 2011. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It is a lesson that has to be regularly relearned. Not every political crisis actually breaks through into the public consciousness, and therefore the(...)

Taoiseach tells the Dáil ‘some people want to work part-time’ during a debate on precarious work. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Part-time work is not always necessarily a bad thing, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. “Some people want to work part-time and have their own reasons(...)

The gaff is rammers when we arrive. Half of Ronan’s estate must be here, crammed into his kitchen – all of him and Shadden’s mates, then all the neighbours as well

So today is the birthday of my six-year-old – I still can’t believe I’m saying this word? – but granddaughter? Yeah, no, little Rihanna-Brogan. It see(...)

Protesters outside the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin during a demonstration calling for the end to the direct provision system. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Hundreds of people from across the State and Northern Ireland marched in Dublin on Saturday calling for an end to deportations and the direct provisio(...)

Prof Mike Barnes outlines the scientific and medical evidence to back the Cannabis Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Puritanical zeal, misinformation and fear are at the root of the medical and political establishment’s reluctance to legalise cannabis for medicinal p(...)

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