Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry said after the abortion referendum result he had said he would support the legislation but is not sure now that he can . His change of heart came ‘out of fear, quite frankly’. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Health Simon Harris has described as “horrific and bizarre” a suggestion that abortion will in time be used as contraception. He describ(...)

Bus Éireann’s acting chief executive, Stephen Kent, acknowledged that the service could do better, but insisted that ‘98-99 per cent’ of children were getting to school.

Huge numbers of children are being “left at the side of the road” and unable to get to school due to problems accessing State-funded school bus servic(...)

Sinn Féin education spokeswoman Kathleen Funchion told the Dáil she raised the issue of repeat Leaving Cert exams following a request from a person with cystic fibrosis who ‘cannot physically do two or three exams in one day’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has ruled out the possibility of students sitting Leaving Certificate exams they have missed without having to w(...)

Reacting to the results, Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said “the people have spoken”, adding the results represent “a huge shift in views in society”. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The people of Carlow and Kilkenny have voted overwhelmingly in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment. The final results for the Carlow/Kilkenny co(...)

Hibernia said the approach was not a replacement for teachers, but had potential to ease difficulties facing students and school principals. Photograph: Google Street View

Some secondary schools are live-streaming video of classes to their pupils because of a shortage of qualified teachers in key subjects, an Oireachtas (...)

An Eighth Amendment sticker on the gates of Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

TDs are deeply divided on the proposal to introduce abortion on request up to 12 weeks, an Irish Times survey has found, and there is significant doub(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

Sinn Féin politicians attend the party’s ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has rejected a proposal to give party members a free vote on the future of the Eighth Amendment. The party agreed a united party position t(...)

Sophia Byrne Singh from Dublin who joined childcare workers outside the Department of Finance earlier this month where postcards from the dole were delivered to Minister Paschal Donohoe to highlight the precarious contracts and lack of state investment for early years sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish parents are saddled with some of the highest childcare costs in Europe due to a lack of public investment in the sector, an Oireachtas committee(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with Special Responsibility for Brexit Simon Coveney: “What we are insisting on achieving is a special status for Northern Ireland that allows the interaction on this island as is currently the case to be maintained as close to the current norm as possible,” he said. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said an all-island approach to Brexit would help bring about “special status” for Northern Ireland and (...)

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