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Several sources indicated that a number Fianna Fáil representatives approached TDs from outside their party, who also oppose abortion, about their approach on the issue.

Anti-abortion TDs from different parties are discussing working together to oppose the removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. A numb(...)

A  digger clears snow from a road in Kilteel, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

The Government will fund the “exceptional and unbudgeted” costs local authorities ran up reacting to the severe weather and heavy snow last week, foll(...)

Army Private Patrick Macken clears snow to open up a path to Thomas Jones’s farm in Blessington, Wicklow. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The fallout from Storm Emma will affect water supplies, health services, farmers, businesses and householders into next week and beyond, authorities h(...)

Kerry TD John Brassil suggested that the drinks industry should have to pay for HSE and Government advertising showing the harmful effects of alcohol. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil TD has asked the Government to consider introducing general health warning labels on alcohol products rather than specifically highlight(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick. Shane Ross said he had never suggested Mr FitzPatrick should be Central Bank governor. File photograph: Collins Courts

There were heated Dáil exchanges when Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy claimed Minister for Transport Shane Ross had once recommended the then banker Seán F(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

Simon Coveney: he said the Government had made it clear that with the lower Vat rate on hotel accommodation “we expect that the industry will pass that benefit on to customers and consumers”

A Fianna Fáil TD has demanded that the hotel sector be investigated for “ripping off” customers, including politicians at the taxpayers’ expense, afte(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said he does not support party leader Micheál Martin on the removal of the Eighth Amendment with access to abortion up to 12 weeks.   Photograph: Sam Boal/

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin strongly defended his decision not to inform his TDs and Senators of his support for repealing the Eighth Amendment (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s  decision  to  support a vote to legalise abortion on request in the early months of pregnancy has prompted a huge reaction in the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he changed his stance on abortion having evaluated the evidence from the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amen(...)

Micheál Martin: the Fianna Fáil leader on Thursday pledged to support the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph:

Fianna Fáil TDs were left stunned on Thursday evening by an unexpected declaration by party leader Micheál Martin that he would vote for the proposal (...)

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