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the Government is expected to agree to insert a new provision in the Constitution enabling the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion, if the amendment is repealed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight of the 58 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party attended a meeting last night organised to oppose the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to(...)

Micheál Martin: One TD said: “But this is a conscience issue, and we have to respect that Micheál Martin changed his view”

Rank-and-file Fianna Fáil members are split after party leader Micheál Martin announced his support for removing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitut(...)

None of the TDs who spoke to The Irish Times were critical of Micheál Martin himself. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is facing calls from within his own parliamentary party to reshuffle his frontbench of senior spokespeople, or to re(...)

Ruth Coppinger: she cited the success of the anti-water charges campaign, and said it had been organised totally through social media. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has lost a Dáil vote on a Fianna Fáil Bill to make it a crime to use automated social media accounts to manipulate online political deb(...)

The Government has rejected a  Bill that would make it a crime to use automated social media accounts or “bots” to manipulate online political debates. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government has rejected a Fianna Fáil Bill that would make it a crime to use automated social media accounts or “bots” to manipulate online politi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in a screengrab from a  video filmed on board the Government jet.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has “crossed the line” by using State funds to promote a political message, Fianna Fáil has claimed. Fianna Fáil TD James Law(...)

The report proposes transferring responsibility for collection of the TV licence fee from An Post to Revenue. Photograph: Getty Images

The State’s television licence funding model is no longer fit for purpose, a report from the Oireachtas Committee on Communications states. The repo(...)

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Fianna Fáil is to table new legislation requiring all online political advertisements to display who funded the advertisement and the audience targete(...)

John Halligan (centre):  the Independent Alliance Minister of State expressed his remorse for the comments, stressing it was a “genuine mistake” and was never meant to cause offence. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Minister of State John Halligan has insisted he will pay back the €7,500 fine imposed by the Workplace Relations Commission after he asked a civil se(...)

Ministers John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath sought permission for a parliamentary visit to North Korea through the embassy. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Members of the Independent Alliance have been invited to visit the North Korean embassy to discuss a possible trip to the country. Minister for Trans(...)

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