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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(...)

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(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  said  changing the rules would have a detrimental impact on the value of the State’s investment in the banks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out amending tax regulations, which allow banks to offset losses made during the recession against fut(...)

Kevin “Boxer” Moran said he had been embarrassed by the proposed peace trip to North Korea by some of the Independent Alliance’s  members. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Independent Alliance group of five TDs, which forms part of the Government side in the Dáil, has been thrown into its most serious crisis yet over(...)

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(...)

Families  have condemned the judge’s report as ‘rude and aggressive’ and ‘a shambles’. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families of some of the 48 people who died in the Stardust nightclub fire have rejected a report recommending that there should be no new inquiry into(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath, said all Irish people must pay their ‘fair share’ of tax. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All Irish people must pay their “fair share” of tax to fund and improve public services and tax avoidance is not a “victimless issue,” Fianna Fáil fin(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan have sought permission for a parliamentary visit to North Korea through the embassy in London. Photograph: Getty/STR/AFP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will not be sending anyone to the airport to stop Ministers travelling to North Korea. Three Independent Alliance(...)

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