Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin: “The reasons behind a reluctance to breastfeed in our society are rooted in cultural choices across generations”

The Oireachtas is to develop a new policy to allow women breastfeed in the Dáil and Seanad chambers. The matter was raised by Green Party deputy lead(...)

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, in parliament on Monday, when he disclosed he may be a citizen of New Zealand. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/ EPA

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, may be ineligible to sit in the country’s parliament after it emerged he is a New Zealand citizen. (...)

Australian resources minister Matt Canavan. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

A hundred years ago, unionists derided the desire for an Irish free state by saying home rule was Rome rule. A century on, the possibility of Rome rul(...)

Larissa Waters reacts during a media conference to announce her resignation in Brisbane on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Peled/Reuters

An Australian senator who made international headlines last month for being the first politician to breastfeed their child while speaking in parliamen(...)

Australian Senator Larissa Waters of the Greens Party breastfeeds her daughter Alia Joy as she speaks in the Australian Senate at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/via Reuters

An Australian politician has made headlines globally for being the first person to breastfeed their child while speaking in parliament. Greens senato(...)