Jonathan O Brien

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Independent  TD Carol Nolan has called for a referendum on how the termination of pregnancy will be funded after abortion becomes legal in the State. Photograph:  Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Independent TD Carol Nolan has called for a second abortion referendum to test whether taxpayers want to fund terminations of pregnancy. Speaking dur(...)

“Ireland is committed to high taxation of tobacco to encourage young people in particular” to stop smoking, Minister for Health Simon  Harris has said.  File photograph: iStockPhoto

Tax on tobacco products represents 79 per cent of their retail cost, Minister for Health Simon Harris said, as he announced that a 20-pack will now co(...)

Kathleen Lynch will contest  Cork North Central for the Labour Party in the next general election.

Former Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch intends running for the Labour Party in Cork North Central in the next general ele(...)

Turnout in both Cork North Central and Cork South Central topped the 60 per cent mark. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cork city and suburbs have followed the national pattern – with people voting almost two to one to repeal the Eight Amendment. The result is a dramat(...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told health officials: “In the world of science, we like to separate fact and feelings.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More shock, more indignation, more disbelief – another day, another Oireachtas committee hearing into missed smear tests that should have flagged canc(...)

“What we are proposing to do here is still protect unborn children but we are deciding to rebalance the discussion around prioritising the health and lives of women.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment need to focus on undecided voters and convince them the status quo needs to be changed, Tánaiste Si(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she found the phrase “abortion on demand” offensive.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she found the phrase “abortion on demand” offensive. “Women don’t demand abortion,” she said. “They don’t go (...)

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis, who was involved in a political feud in Dublin North-West. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Members of Sinn Féin in the Dublin North-West constituency have been warned they face disciplinary action if they do not stop airing their grievances (...)

Justice swamp: former minister Frances Fitzgerald with former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The political landscape is a wondrous thing. We’d be lost without it. The political landscape is imaginary, yet it is mapped and remapped, forever exp(...)

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell: “It is the job of the Fine Gael members of the committee to bring our party colleagues with us on that journey, and explain to them why we have come to this position”

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell has urged members of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment to bring their political parties with them in allowi(...)

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