Mick Barry TD (second left), who saw his Cork North Central constituency vote by 64.02 per cent to 35.98 per cent for repeal, said that the result was a clear call for greater equality in Irish society. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government should move ahead quickly and introduce legislation to give effect to the referendum result, while opponents of repealing the Eighth Am(...)

Fr Peter McVerry said there are currently 1,700 children in emergency homeless accommodation, mostly in Dublin. Picture Nick Bradshaw

There could be 3,000 children homeless in Ireland by this time next year, campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has said. Speaking at the launch of the Childr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny holds a copy of the Constitution at the RHA in Dublin at the official launch of Fine Gael’s campaign for a Yes vote in the Seanad abolition referendum. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A hallmark of the focus on the Seanad during the referendum campaign was a clear recognition that it needed reform. The public by their vote recognise(...)

President Michael D Higgins and the Council of State which is meeting today to advise him on whether he should refer the new abortion Bill to the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Council of State convened by President Michael D Higgins to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has ended after m(...)

President Higgins: seven individuals on the council are chosen by the President

Final preparations were under way at Áras an Uachtaráin last night for the first meeting of the Council of State since President Michael D Higgins (...)