Mattie McGrath

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Heather Humphreys: ‘There’s a culture in this country which says: it’s everyone’s fault but your own.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It would have taken a brave individual to approach Heather Humphreys with an overegged story about a fall on her premises when she was the manager of (...)

Richard ‘Ask  Me Anything’ Bruton wouldn’t answer the one big question they all wanted to ask: how much is Granahan McCourt putting up? Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Broadband is a human right. At least the Minister for Rural and Community Development didn’t say that. Anyone for the last of the placards? Form an (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris told a Dáil debate on abortion legislation: ‘I hear a lot about human rights and I have some breaking news. Women’s rights are human rights.’ File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has rejected calls to ban abortion on the ground of disability, saying it would make the Bill governing abortion law (...)

Peader Tóibín was previously suspended when he diverged from party opinion over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín faces suspension from the parliamentary party for the second time after he voted against abortion legislation currently bef(...)

A group of GPs opposed to the planned abortion law attended a meeting in the Oireachtas on Wednesday chaired by anti-abortion Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Eric Luke.

A group of GPs has accused the Minister for Health Simon Harris of seeking to railroad through legislation which would force them to refer patients se(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has voiced his support for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment, saying that the proposed legislation, “in no way represents abortion on demand”

A beautiful sunny day in Dublin. On the pavement outside Leinster House, a man walks up and down with a sign hanging from his neck. “Yes Voters” it r(...)

The bill proposes a new regime covering all home mortgages in arrears before January 1st, 2017. Photograph: iStock

A bill put forward by Fianna Fail, proposing a new organisation with wide powers to deal with mortgage arrears, has been heavily criticised by the Eur(...)

Speaking outside Leinster House Senator Ronan Mullen said the three members were “horrified by the cavalier way in which the committee majority voted to recommend widespread, legalised abortion, partly out of a desire to avoid figuring out how to deal with complex cases”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Three members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution have called for a new citizens’ assembly to explore “the m(...)

Committee chair Senator Catherine Noone has asked  two committee members not to resign their positions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will hold its first public discussion on what recommendation it will make on the position of the Eigh(...)

His sporting week:  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Sport Ireland’s launch of   ‘Get Ireland Walking’ campaign. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

If an army marches on its stomach, then the Taoiseach’s key troops should be in fine fighting fettle come the next election. Leo is like Hyacinth Buc(...)

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