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Minister for Health Simon Harris referred to the proposal to ensure dignified disposal of foetal remains as ‘extraordinarily distasteful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 723, 632 people voted against the removal of the Eighth Amendment. By way of comparison 544,230 people gave their first preference in the 2016 el(...)

Canvassers promoting a Yes vote for the upcoming referendum on blasphemy, in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Blaasphemy. Sounds like a clever name for a hipster sandwich joint in Waterford. It could attract a crowd. But blasphemy? Who cares? Not too many i(...)

“Ireland is committed to high taxation of tobacco to encourage young people in particular” to stop smoking, Minister for Health Simon  Harris has said.  File photograph: iStockPhoto

Tax on tobacco products represents 79 per cent of their retail cost, Minister for Health Simon Harris said, as he announced that a 20-pack will now co(...)

 Pro Life Campaign spokesperson EilisMulroney (centre) during an awareness event focusing on the abortion legislation  outside Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Anti-abortion activists and disability campaigners protested outside Leinster House on Thursday against abortion legislation currently before the Dáil(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said TDs were making history in bringing the legislation forward to allow for abortion services in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women between nine and 12 weeks pregnant seeking an abortion may be referred to a consultant obstetrician, Minister for Health Simon Harris has indica(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘It’s 125 days since we held a referendum . . . During that time more than 1,100 Irish women have had to travel abroad to access terminations.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Providing abortion services, improving obstetric care and promoting sexual health, including free contraceptives, will cost the exchequer about €50 mi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at launch of the HSE’s HPV Vaccine Information Campaign at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which would shorten or abolish the proposed three-day waiting period(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said the majority of Irish people will be happy to see Pope Francis visit Ireland this weekend.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said criticism of the Catholic Church in the lead up to the papal visit to Ireland has been excessive and said he will t(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: unhappy with how poor box system is being administered and believes it has “no longer a fit place in justice administration”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Defendants have paid almost €7.5 million in fines to court poor boxes since 2014 instead of receiving a criminal conviction, Minister for Justice Char(...)

 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

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