Marie O Halloran

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: strong regulation of defined pension schemes was essential to protect scheme members and the taxpayer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been accused of “fiddling” while pensions burn fast, in a Dáil row over the crisis in defined benefit schemes.Fianna Fáil leader Mi(...)

The scene outside the Dáil yesterday while the debate on the abortion Bill was being held.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than two-thirds of Fianna Fáil’s 19 TDs voted against the second stage of the abortion legislation in the Dáil last night, in the largest turnout(...)

Creighton to vote with her conscience on abortion

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has told the Dáil that she will vote in accordance with her conscience on the Government’s ab(...)

FG parliamentary party chairman Charlie Flanagan told the House during the 
continuing debate about the proposed abolition of the Seanad, that he supported such a move “because it has outlived its usefulness”.

A senior Fine Gael member has launched a scathing attack on the Government’s efforts at Dáil reform. Parliamentary party chairman Charlie Flana(...)

Minister for Finance Michael  Noonan says it is crucial for consumers to know their rights before they took out credit. Photograph:   Julien Behal/PA Wire

From Dingle to Nicosia via Madrid and Valletta, young adults will be targeted in a major information campaign about their rights in consumer cr(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has denied he was cautioned by gardaí at a checkpoint just prior to becoming Minister in 2011 but has admitte(...)

Health committee chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Abortion legislation is incompatible with the core values of human rights, Prof William Binchy, legal adviser to the anti-abortion campaign, ha(...)

MARIE O’HALLORAN and MICHAEL O’REGAN Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described as “exaggerated” claims that health insurance premiums would ri(...)

During a Private Members’ Dáil debate the Minister accepted the legislation introduced by Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin but said that it might not achieve what was intended.

Sinn Féin has rejected claims by Minister for Health James Reilly that legislation to allow women who suffered symphysiotomies(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD addresses the party’s árdfheis. She urged party members to vote in favour of a motion allowing them to vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience. Photograph: Sinn Féin.

Abortion poses the biggest threat to the unity of Sinn Féin since the peace process, the party's ardfheis has been told as delegates voted agai(...)

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