Mr Bruton

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Pope Francis and President Michael D Higgins   in Rome: The Government is expected to send a Minister as a delegate to the Armagh church service marking a centenary of partition and creation of Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Maxwells/Vatican

President Michael D Higgins had been considering an invitation to a church service in Armagh marking the centenary of partition and creation of Northe(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton alleged that President Higgins was in breach of Article 13:9 of the Constitution/ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was within his rights to refuse an invitation to attend a commemoration event in Armagh, constitutional experts have said.(...)

Mr Bruton suggested that the President’s decision not to go to the service  “runs against the Good Friday Agreement”.

Former taoiseach John Bruton has suggested President Michael D Higgins may have been in breach of his constitutional obligations in declining to atten(...)

One-third of all municipal waste is food, according to the report. File photograph: Getty

If Ireland is to achieve demanding climate targets over the next decade it must pursue much more ambitious waste reduction and recycling as the countr(...)

Simon Coveney: acknowledged it was Green Party ministers such as John Gormley, Eamon Ryan and Trevor Sargent who first introduced the idea of carbon budgets. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government has strongly defended its climate action plan at the first of a series of town hall meetings on climate change amid claims the plan is (...)

Primary schools in the capital say they are running the risk of having to send pupils home from school early due to acute difficulties finding substitute teaching cover.

Primary schools in the capital say they are running the risk of having to send pupils home from school early due to acute difficulties finding substit(...)

Students at Clonkeen College protesting at the Dáil on Wednesday over the proposed sale of the school’s sports pitches to developers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Any decision on whether to dissolve Clonkeen College’s board of management will not take place until after a High Court challenge over the sale of the(...)

John Redmond: died 100 years ago

The Irish parliamentary tradition owes a debt to John Redmond, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail has stated. Redmond was leader of the Irish Parl(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

John Bruton: “Does the right to human life not extend to humans before birth?”

Current debate on abortion in Ireland lacks the clarity that preceded the 1983 referendum, which saw the Eighth Amendment inserted into the Constituti(...)

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