Bernard Durkan:  he said  some of the difficulties in housing and health were “unacceptable and shouldn’t happen”

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy was heavily criticised by one of his own backbench TDs at a private meeting less than a day after he survived a Dá(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to seek Cabinet approval on Thursday to proceed with a referendum on the Constitutional reference to a woman’s place in the home. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government is to proceed with plans to delete the reference to a woman’s place in the home from the Constitution. Minister for Justice Charlie Fl(...)

Renua’s John Leahy: “In 20 years’ time in this country you will see very few ‘disability kids’, kids with Down syndrome.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Offaly-North Tipperary constituency has returned a Yes vote in the referendum with 58 per cent of voters favouring repeal. The constituency is ho(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: accepted there was a need for some change but wanted protection for the unborn and the mother. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, has expressed concern about the rights of the unborn if the Eighth Amendment is repealed and abortion up to 12 weeks is p(...)

People in rural areas who collect their pension “might like to have a pint or two, but they are petrified to do so”, Independent TD Michael Collins said. File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of turning law abiding people into criminals with legislation to impose an automatic driving ban on(...)

More than  60,000 people  attended the Tullamore Show. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With record-breaking crowds, occasional sunshine and no rain, the Tullamore Show was marred only by the “shameful” absence of any Government Ministers(...)

Mary Mitchell  O’Connor declined a role in the Department of Justice with responsibility for equality and law reform.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism from key supporters for refusing to make radical changes to the Cabinet. Mr Varadkar was strongly criticis(...)

People with the group Act Up Dublin  calling on the Government and stakeholders to address the HIV crisis on the eve of World Aids Day last November. Chemsex activity increases the risk of sexual infection.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Sex and drugs have long since been connected. The two are mostly combined by heterosexual people, and the majority of those taking drugs to enhance th(...)

 Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (left), Eoghan Murphy (front), David Stanton and Regina Doherty announcing their partys Oireachtas Reform Programme at Leinster House on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael has denied its proposals on Dáil reform are an attempt to lure Independent TDs into supporting a minority government. The party published i(...)

Provisions of a new Bill on child grooming include the offence of communicating with a child, online or offline, to do anything that would constitute sexual exploitation.

Thirty children were detected being trafficked around Ireland for sexual exploitation over a two-year period, the Dáil was told during a debate on leg(...)

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