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Nell McCafferty has said she is a reluctant supporter of abortion. File photograph:  Collins

Veteran women’s rights campaigner and journalist Nell McCafferty is a reluctant supporter of abortion, a conference has heard. Ms McCafferty, a found(...)

Simon Coveney on Denis Naughten: “in my view he did not do anything that constitutes giving inappropriate information to anybody. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he had confidence in Denis Naughten as Minister for Communications. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has expressed confidence in Minister for Communications Denis Naughten during heated Dáil exchanges about Mr Naughten’s controv(...)

Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman Thomas Byrne said he was concerned that the Bill would result in changes to the ‘characteristic spirit of schools’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will oppose legislation which provides for factual objective sex education without regard to the ethos of a school. The party’s education(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on the INM controversy. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said there was “nothing wrong or inappropriate” for him to tell anyone he would take advice on sending a pr(...)

Paschal Donohoe: “it is appropriate that Ireland conduct a review of this matter within our own jurisdiction, and that is what is happening”

Ministers will be briefed in the coming days on the security review of the Russian embassy currently taking place, before the Cabinet decides on any p(...)

A newspaper supplement about the history of the  Tricolour received ‘absolutely no funding’ from the office of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Mr Ó Fearghaíl has said. File photograph: Ed Pritchard/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

A newspaper supplement about the history of the Irish Tricolour received “absolutely no funding” from the office of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, (...)

 Permanent TSB wants to sell billions of euro worth of non-performing loans.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Proposed legislation to regulate vulture funds will not offer any additional protection to stop those funds from repossessing the homes of mortgage ho(...)

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

An X-ray taken of a person with scoliosis. File photograph: iStock

Aisling Corcoran has as much faith in political promises as she does in the health system – at this stage, very little. Even when a pledge is made on(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross who voted in error against his own Road Traffic Bill. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross voted against his own controversial road safety legislation in the Dáil yesterday when he mistakenly pressed the red(...)

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