Chair of the committee Catherine Noone said the members had made a decision to hear only from experts in this area and not from advocacy groups. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Members of the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment must outline their position on proposed changes to abortion laws by Friday. The co(...)

Clare Daly: she said “over 80 per cent of abortions are by pills”

The availability of free contraception in Ireland was “doable”, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment said on Thursday af(...)

The committee will then publish a “brief” report making its recommendations to the Oireachtas on the Eighth Amendment on December 20th

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which gives effect to the State’s abortion ban, will vote in two weeks on whethe(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Senator Catherine Noone, chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment, asked members to “please be constructive” and not to seek to undermine the committee. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have criticised colleagues who alleged its work displays bias or who have attacked the com(...)

Simon Coveney has finally ended his search for a second special adviser. Eyebrows will be raised in the political and media bubble around Kildare Str(...)

Peadar Tóibín holds different views on abortion than many of his Sinn Féin colleagues.

Sinn Féin TDs have distanced themselves from the views of their colleague Peadar Tóibín, who on Sunday criticised the Oireachtas Committee on the eigh(...)

Committee chairwoman Catherine Noone has asked anti-abortion members to submit names of witnesses on numerous occasions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Another anti-abortion witness has declined to appear before the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment claiming it is a charade with a pr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

During his contribution Mattie McGrath argued with Sinn Féin members. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TD Mattie McGrath chose to leave the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment following a dispute in which he accused committee(...)

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