Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has offered his political support and assistance to two pro-choice campaign groups seeking a repeal of the Eighth Ame(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris says “detailed consideration” would be given to the findings of the Oireachtas committee’s final report, due to be published on December 20th. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is working to a timetable for a referendum on abortion in May, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. He said most of the work on the Bills (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Under the proposed legislative changes, consent cannot be given if a person is asleep, intoxicated or mistaken to the identity of the person involved or the nature of the sexual act. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government is to review the use of honest belief that a person consented to sex as a defence in rape cases. Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald secured (...)

Frances Fitzgerald with Taoiseach Enda Kenny after receiving her seal of office yesterday. The Dublin Mid-West TD is a staunch ally of her party leader. Photograph: Maxwells

In appointing Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Justice, Enda Kenny has chosen a staunch ally who has impressed in delivering major reforms to childr(...)