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Gardaí at the scene of the murder of Ashling Murphy on the banks of the Grand Canal, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women politicians have expressed horror at the violent death of Ashling Murphy and said there needs to be a focus on the perpetrators of such crimes,(...)

The All Party Oireachtas Life and Dignity Group outside Leinster House to highlight the Foetal Pain Relief Bill 2021, which was being debated in the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said issues such as foetal pain relief can be raised within the review looking at how abortion is operating i(...)

Most of us recognise that decisions made in situations of high stress are often rushed and regretted.

Early on in the pandemic, a raft of articles appeared about making decisions in a crisis. Slow down, they all suggested. One by Art Markman in the Har(...)

There have been 29 reports of domestic violence, sexual violence, or harassment of asylum-seekers in direct provision to date this year, up significantly from two reports recorded in 2020.

There has been a spike in the number of reports of domestic violence or cases of harassment in direct provision centres this year to a seven-year high(...)

Carol Nolan accused the Government of being the government of being  happy ‘to sell out every sector’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government has “appeased our EU masters by selling out” and agreeing to the increase in corporation tax to 15 per cent according to Rural Independ(...)

Independent Danny Healy Rae said he could not implement a policy that would separate families. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has been warned that there will be legal challenges to its legislation on indoor hospitality if it is passed by the Dáil and Seanad. T(...)

The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) (Foetal Pain Relief) Bill was sponsored by a group of 11 TDs proposing that the unborn child be given pain relief during late-term abortions. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

In a relatively rare event this week, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld complaints (though only in part) about abortion coverage. The comp(...)

Eamon Ryan said it was time to put the Bill into place ‘to set a high bar’ and to begin its implementation. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Landmark and controversial climate action legislation has been passed in the Dáil by an overwhelming majority of 129 votes to 10 after a final rancoro(...)

Green Party leader and Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan defended the Climate Bill saying ‘at every stage, there is a ‘check’ to see does it meet social as well as environmental and economic objectives.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Opposition politicians have failed in their efforts to strengthen the Climate Bill with specific commitments on support for workers and communities as(...)

It now appears “that pain can be supported by structures less advanced than the cortex, such as the brainstem, midbrain, and subplate that show clear evidence of maturity by 18 weeks’ gestation”.

On the third anniversary of the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, a vast gulf remains between those who voted yes and those who voted no. One side think(...)

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