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President Michael D Higgins yesterday  disclosed that, after consulting with the Council of State on Monday, he would not be referring the legislation – which makes abortion permissible in limited circumstances – to the Supreme Court to test its constitutionality. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The decision of President Michael D Higgins to sign into law the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act has been described as “a key milestone in Iri(...)

There is scope to ease austerity in the upcoming budget, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, Michael McGrath has said. The Central Bank earlier called on t(...)

Fianna Fáil has called on John Perry to clarify if he used his political position as Minister of State as leverage when dealing with banks  over his  personal financial difficulties.

Minister of State John Perry is facing growing political pressure to consider his position following the judgement obtained by Danske Bank in the Comm(...)

The Government has handed the banks a charter to repossess family homes and failed to grasp the scale of the mortgage arrears crisis, Fianna Fáil clai(...)

Suggestions that “the taxpayer was lured into bailing out” Anglo Irish Bank under false pretences should be fully investigated by the authorities, Fia(...)

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin has strongly advocated backing the Government’s bill saying it was ’pro-life’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is to allow a free vote on the abortion legislation in the Dáil and Seanad. The move came after a meeting of the parliamentary party could(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on justice Niall Collins  pictured speaking to the media outside Leinster House today ahead of his no-confidence motion this evening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have offered their support to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter ahead of this evening’s Dáil debate on(...)

The number of people with Irish addresses applying for bankruptcy in either England or Wales has risen significantly, according to figures from Britai(...)

Mattie McGrath  asked if, in the public interest and to facilitate greater transparency, the Tánaiste would call on the Minister for Justice to immediately make available the Garda report on the 2012 incident. Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called for a Dáil statement from Alan Shatter on an alleged incident involving gardaí before he became Minister f(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has denied he was cautioned by gardaí at a checkpoint just prior to becoming Minister in 2011 but has admitte(...)

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