Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: politicians made a “real and enduring mistake” by allowing the Eighth Amendment to be inserted into the Constitution. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Six Cabinet Ministers have indicated their support for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment’s recommendation to remove article 40.3.3 from(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

A shrine with an image of the Virgin Mary is seen on the site of the former mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam, Co Galway. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A decision on what to do with the site of a former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, will be taken within months, Minister for Children Katheri(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: wants to consult with the local community in Tuam before proceeding on a definite course of action. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An expert group set up by the Government to examine the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, has cast serious doubt on whether th(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “time for the State to get out of the business of controlling reproduction”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abortion should be legal, safe and freely available to anyone who needs it, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. In her strongest commen(...)

Katherine Zappone: she will bring a report on the expert technical group on the Tuam site to Cabinet next week

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has “an open mind” on a potential redress scheme for former residents of mother and baby homes. On Tuesday ni(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy:  will bring a memorandum to Tuesday morning’s Cabinet meeting with proposed terms of reference to set up a local government boundaries committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Cabinet is to agree to reduce the number of seats in local electoral constituencies after a compromise was reached between Fine Gael and the Indep(...)

Oxfam campaigners outside the Department of Finance earlier in 2017 to call on the Government to implement transparency where large companies make profit and pay tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is among the most active countries in facilitating corporations moving profits to low- or zero-tax destinations, according to a new report fro(...)

Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children  will meet the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to discuss digital safety. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Government members will on Tuesday examine measures to tackle online bullying and the deliberate targeting of young people with online content promoti(...)

Michael  Colgan: in an article in the ‘Sunday Independent’ he said: “I already knew I was not politically correct” and he “often sacrificed proper conduct for a punch line”.  Photograph:   Matt Kavanagh

The apology of former Gate Theatre artistic director Michael Colgan in response to accusations of bullying and sexual harassment was met with sceptici(...)

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