Mattie Mcgrath

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Senator Catherine Noone, chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment, asked members to “please be constructive” and not to seek to undermine the committee. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have criticised colleagues who alleged its work displays bias or who have attacked the com(...)

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath and  other Independent TDs   have met with the Standards in Public Office Commission to discuss forming a new group ahead of the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

A number of Independent TDs are considering establishing a new political party or alliance to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message. Tipp(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been directed by the party, along with SF TDs Jonathan O’Brien and Peadar Tóibín, not to engage in public disputes over the abortion issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s political opponents often describe the party as a cult but, on one issue at least, it is just like all other parties: views among members (...)

Leo’s conference speech performance at the weekend received what might be charitably described as a ‘mixed reception’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is an odd atmosphere in the heart of Leinster House these days. Vital building and renovation work is in full swing in the original part of th(...)

Peadar Tóibín holds different views on abortion than many of his Sinn Féin colleagues.

Sinn Féin TDs have distanced themselves from the views of their colleague Peadar Tóibín, who on Sunday criticised the Oireachtas Committee on the eigh(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Eric Luke

Institutional tax avoidance still appears to be rampant in the State, it was claimed in the Dáil as further questions were raised in relation to the P(...)

Rosa (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) activists highlight a RedC/Amnesty poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will face further cases before the United Nations if it fails to change abortion laws, an Oireachtas committee has been advised. The committe(...)

Committee chairwoman Catherine Noone has asked anti-abortion members to submit names of witnesses on numerous occasions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Another anti-abortion witness has declined to appear before the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment claiming it is a charade with a pr(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: greeted large group of constituents from the Men’s Shed in Ballinteer in the visitors’ bar in Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“A rolling moan gathers no Ross.” It’s a well known proverb in the transport world. Roughly translated, it means that there is no point in bothering(...)

Noeline Blackwell and Angela McCarthy, chief executive and head of clinical services at Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, arriving at Oireachtas Committee hearing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parents who received a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality have said the Eighth Amendment brutalises and abuses women in their circumstances. Ger(...)

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