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This Wednesday will mark the fourth anniversary of the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Manchester Metropolitan University has been appointed to undertake a key plank of the review into Ireland’s abortion laws. The contract was awarded f(...)

Patrick Costello has joined Neasa Hourigan in breaking ranks from their Coalition colleagues in saying they will support the Sinn Féin motion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Two Green Party TDs who voted in support of an Opposition motion on the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have been suspended from the parliamentary p(...)

The carbon budgets, which are part of the Government’s climate action plan, didn’t require a vote as less than 10 TDs opposed the motion. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s carbon budgets were passed in the Dáil on Wednesday night. The carbon budgets, which are part of the Government’s climate action pla(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan: According to Trinity College, the post of professor of public health strategy and leadership was ‘created with Dr Holohan in mind’. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that he had “no hand, act or part” in the secondment of chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan to a professorship(...)

Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Tom Honan

Says she: Do you want poached egg on that? Says I: I do in me wholemeal roll. Call it a hunch, but somehow we don’t think Micheál Martin was the ins(...)

Legislation to reduce excise on fuel costs will be rushed before the Dáil, perhaps as early as Wednesday night. Photograph: Bloomberg

Painful though it may be on Paschal’s post-pandemic purse-strings, it looks like he’s about to lose an extremely lucrative and once reliable revenue s(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly returned to Dublin after a trip away doing important ‘economic leverage’ stuff at a medical expo in the UAE. File photograph: Alan Betson

Stephen Donnelly was back in the Dáil this week following his trip to Dubai with Civil Service starlet Robert Watt, who is worth every penny of his ev(...)

Mattie’s vision of the future looks bleak enough to bag a Netflix series.   Photograph: Tom Honan

The Rural Independents have been trying for some time to warn against the Green Party and the malign spell it has cast on the Coalition. They know the(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.(...)

The All Party Oireachtas Life and Dignity Group outside Leinster House to highlight the Foetal Pain Relief Bill 2021, which was being debated in the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said issues such as foetal pain relief can be raised within the review looking at how abortion is operating i(...)

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