Billy Kelleher

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Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election which could happen any time from the autumn onwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election, which could h(...)

Members of   Oireachtas group in support of a Yes vote in the Eight Amendment Referendum. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A cross-party group has formed ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment encouraging voters to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Forme(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: preparing his party for a general election that might be as soon as next autumn. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin’s sudden reshuffle of his front bench, announced on Thursday, can only be read as preparation for a general election that the party exp(...)

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has been calling in his party TDs since early Thursday morning updating them on the changes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed Dara Calleary to the position of deputy leader in frontbench changes revealed on Thursday. Mr Martin(...)

Gardaí will investigate the matter fully and submit a file to the DPP. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí have begun door-to-door inquiries and are checking CCTV footage in an attempt to discover who owns a horse found dead on a roadway in a Cork ci(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher: If as a society we are sincere about our compassion for women we need to be sincere in respecting and trusting the decisions women make. This is why I believe we should repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Abortion is a very uncomfortable subject for anyone to discuss in great detail and there is no unanimous position on it. Some say abortion is a human(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said politicians should not make the decision about the location of Cork’s new hospital.

The location of a new €260 million acute hospital for Cork announced in the €116 billion National Development Plan should be left to health planners r(...)

South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel: almost one-third of consultant staff there were not on the specialist register.

Shortly before 9pm on Tuesday the Department of Health sent TDs and Senators a series of documents which set out answers to questions submitted in adv(...)

More than 10 per cent of the population  sits on the outpatient waiting list.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of outpatients awaiting hospital consultations reached a new high last month of 502,482. It was only the second set of monthly figures re(...)

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