Brendan Howlin

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Members of the Citizens’ Assembly meeting to examine the topic of the Eighth Amendment last year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

The Government will consider including school patronage as an issue for the Citizens’ Assembly to deal with, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The ass(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris during the Irish Times Women’s Podcast on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A cross-party consensus has emerged to pass legislation to reform Ireland’s abortion laws through the Oireachtas much more quickly than had been antic(...)

Leo Varadkar (left),  Catherine Noone and Simon Harris: both Mr Varadkar and Mr Harris are eager to move quickly on the new legislation. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government will move quickly to implement the decision of the people and legislate for abortion services, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, h(...)

 Ballot paper being counted for  the 2012 Fiscal Stability Treaty referendum. Photograph: David Sleator

Mid-morning tallies on Saturday will give voters the first indication of the result of the abortion referendum. All constituencies will have a tally(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney urged undecided men to think about someone close to them who could be affected.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has appealed to men to vote Yes in tomorrow’s abortion referendum. In the Dáil Mr Coveney said that men who were unsure about (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney confirmed  the BreastCheck screening programme received 15 solicitors’ letters and was concerned about the impact of legal action. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has moved to reassure women about the BreastCheck cancer screening programme in wake of fears that legal costs could result in (...)

David Begg insisted however that he was ‘not an absolutist in this matter’. File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has challenged former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg who said he “cannot in con(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘It may be the case that more heads may roll in the future but it is important that it is the right heads’. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has effectively ruled out sacking Health Service Executive director general Tony O’Brien over the cervical cancer screening con(...)

EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier speaking to journalists in Newry on Monday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, came to the Border again and crossed it but first had to deny that the “backstop” option(...)

Dr Rhona Mahon (right), master of the National Maternity Hospital, with Amy Callahan and Conor Upton of Terminations for Medical Reasons,  in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women who choose to have an abortion when they are informed their baby will not survive outside the womb are abandoned by the State, the master of the(...)

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