Politicians such as Enda Kenny and all of Irish society should rethink what is being proposed in the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, the administrator for the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, Msgr Brendan Byrne, has said.

Msgr Brendan Byrne, the diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, has appealed “not just to legislators but to all of Irish so(...)

Micheál Martin: “I don’t see my role as forcing a line down people’s throats and I don’t look at it in that light. It is an issue of conscience.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Only half of Fianna Fáil TDs are likely to vote with their leader Micheál Martin in support of the Government’s abortion legislation after his failure(...)