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“We think this legislation is not sound, it is not enforceable, and therefore I can’t support it,” Simon Coveney said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Independent Alliance may be given a free vote on a Bill banning the importation or sale of goods or services from settlements condemned by the Uni(...)

 The Bill was supported without a vote Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Seanad has passed legislation banning the importation or sale of goods or services from settlements condemned by the United Nations and European U(...)

Senator Frances Black  stressed  the Bill was ‘not singling out any state’ .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Legislation to ban the the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories has moved a step closer to being passed(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill  has finally been passed by the Oireachtas. File photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Six years after the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill was first mooted and 34 months after it was introduced in the Dáil, the legislation has finally been (...)

And it’s goodnight from me . . . The Coop and the Cap on Virgin Media’s ‘The Tonight Show’

This week Michael Healy-Rae infiltrated the Dublin 4 media bubble as the co-presenter of Virgin Media’s Tonight Show. He does so with the panache of (...)

The initaitive to include cancer warnings on alcohol products has been championed by Indepedent Senator Frances Black. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed Minister for Health Simon Harris’ reversal of a major concession he made in controversial alcohol legislation by(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  will introduce an amendment to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill to remove one of the most controversial provisions.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Provisions to include warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers will be removed from public health legislation that (...)

A vineyard in one of the disputed settlements. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Government opposes Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands. File photograph: Getty Images

The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palesti(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath is pictured speaking at the meeting in Howth yacht club. Photograph: James Forde

Minister of State Finian McGrath is to raise with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar the case of the jailed, tax evading north Dublin GP Bassam Naser. At a publi(...)

Dr Bassam Naser. Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 16 months’ imprisonment, describing him as an intelligent man who knew what he was doing.    Photograph: Alan Betson

The residents of Howth and Sutton are renowned for many things, but campaigning on behalf of convicts is not one of them. However, such is the level (...)

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