A total of 38 TDs have contributed to a Dáil debate on the report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

A Dáil debate on the report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has run for two days. These extracts are from statement(...)

Simon Harris  said that if it was the “sad reality that we have been exporting this issue, are we now accepting that women must import their own solutions”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abortion is a reality for women living in Ireland and is an issue that is not going to go away, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “Ultimatel(...)

Barry McElduff: Mary Lou McDonald spent a few days insisting his suspension was “a proportionate response” for a “stupid” stunt.

If the Barry McElduff controversy was a test for Sinn Féin, the party failed it, then passed at the repeats. McElduff submitted his resignation as an(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald: it is understood the party’s ardcomhairle will meet on Saturday to finalise the preparation for the special ardfheis to ratify Ms McDonald’s promotion. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin will decide its procedures for electing its deputy leader this weekend, in the event Mary Lou McDonald is the sole candidate for leader. No(...)

The resignation of Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff is a welcome but belated recognition that the disrespect shown to the victims of the IRA’s Kingsmill massacre was unacceptable in a civilised society. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The resignation of Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff is a welcome but belated recognition that the disrespect shown to the victims of the IRA’s Kingsmill ma(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin “have tried to change the narrative of what happened”.

The Sinn Féin leadership needs to be far more honest about atrocities committed by the IRA during the troubles in the North, according to Fianna Fáil (...)

‘Liveline’ host Joe Duffy is upset, but surely part of the frustration is that he knows his outrage is futile in the face of statutory processes. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

After two decades of listening to people’s woes, one would imagine nothing can surprise Joe Duffy any more. It’s not that he’s totally unshakeable, bu(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley: she and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney are expected to meet shortly.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The first anniversary of the collapse of Stormont was marked by more recrimination between the DUP and Sinn Féin as the British and Irish governments (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin’s deputy leader is the only person so far to have confirmed an interest in succeeding Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sinn Féin has fixed a date for its special ardfheis to replace Gerry Adams as leader, with Mary Lou McDonald expected to take over in early February. (...)

Gerry Adams  delivers his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gerry Adams has no intention of playing the role of the puppeteer during his retirement, or so he tells us. After 34 years at the helm of Sinn Féin, (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »