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Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell was among the 15 members who voted in favour of the Citizens’ Assembly recommendation.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee examining Ireland’s abortion law has agreed that Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution should not be retained in full. The d(...)

Senator Catherine Noone, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, speaks during session this afternoon. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has tonight voted not to retain Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution (another term for the amendment) i(...)

A recent report commissioned by the Defence Forces found it is now at a “critical point” with staff numbers well below the target of 9,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Defence Forces has opened a new recruitment competition amid concern over dwindling troop numbers in the military. Announcing the recruitment dri(...)

New co-hosts Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates

Things started badly for The Tonight Show on the all-important Twitter machine. TV3’s replacement for Tonight With Vincent Browne faced an uphill batt(...)

 Regina Doherty said the Garda Commissioner  had an incredible track record in her service to public life. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been described as “an incredible role model for women in this county’’ by Minister for Employment and Social (...)

 Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A group of Fianna Fáil TDs, including members of Micheál Martin’s front bench, have said the party should be open to coalition with Sinn Féin. Their(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe says the Government is committed to maintaining the strength of the Defence Forces at 9,500 personnel, but there are currently 9,044 members.

There are fewer members of the Defence Forces now than there were two years ago despite a significant recruitment campaign, according to Fianna Fáil. (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers pictured outside the Dail in March 2016. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A TD became emotional in the Dáil as she spoke about a 21-year-old man who died by suicide in Galway last year. Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers was spea(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe: he said the operation aimed to not only “disrupt the activities of smugglers and traffickers, but also to prevent further loss of life at sea”

Government TDs and Fianna Fáil have voted for the Defence Forces to join an EU military operation to disrupt traffickers on the Mediterranean Sea in a(...)

“I believe they are doing very important work there on an ongoing basis,’’ Minister of State for Defence  Paul Kehoe said. Photograph: Alan Betson

The withdrawal of Irish peacekeeping soldiers from the Golan Heights has been ruled out by Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe. He said no miss(...)

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