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A plaque in Tuam, Co Galway, commemorates up to 800 children buried at the site of the former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to deal with the scandal of mother and baby homes in the wake of the discovery of significant remains in Tuam. Mr Ke(...)

Joanne Byrne, from Finglas, with her daughter Róise (18 months) at the sixth annual ‘Flowers for Magdalenes’ remembrance event at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State must help identify every woman and child who died at all Magdalene laundries and Mother and Baby Homes, a survivors’ group has said.* The (...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has introduced her group’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill in the Dáil. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation to reduce the penalty for having or assisting someone to have an abortion to a fine of €1 has been introduced in the Dáil. Speaking in th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that ‘there is no change’ in the leadership of the Government. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that “there is no change” in the leadership of the Government. The Fine Gael leader was speaking on Tuesday af(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a debate on the Government in the Dáil.

The Government has won its motion of confidence in the Dáil by just five votes - 57 to 52, with 44 abstentions - after a series of tense exchanges bet(...)

 Shane Ross has said the review ordered by the Taoiseach into the operation of US pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airports will be completed by the weekend. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The review ordered by the Taoiseach into the operation of US pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airports will be completed by the weekend, according (...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan contacted journalists to make allegations of “sexual crimes” against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe,(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín accused her of building a paper wall between herself and the National Museum of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The National Museum of Ireland has been described as dysfunctional and hampered by 15 years of HR crises that have cost the State “massive money”. S(...)

The ’match is on’ as soon as the British government triggers article 50 Phil Hogan has said. Photograph: Eric Luke

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has cast doubt on the maintenance of the common travel area in a post-Brexit situation. He also questioned whe(...)

Landlords are not allowed to use Airbnb for the short-term letting of their properties unless they get the proper permissions, the Minister for Housing has confirmed. File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Landlords are not allowed to use Airbnb for the short-term letting of their properties unless they get planning permission for bed and breakfast or ho(...)

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