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Eighth Amendment referendum: “We are taking the approach that each member of the parliamentary party can decide for themselves,” says Michael McGrath of Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Fianna Fáil frontbencher Michael McGrath has said there is no friction between him and the party’s leader, Micheál Martin, over their differing vi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward with leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators opposed to repealing the Eighth Amendment have been invited to a “coming together of like-minded people” on Tuesday. Car(...)

Fianna Fáil TD   Michael McGrath. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Michael McGrath has confirmed he will not support repealing the Eighth Amendment and allowing for abortions up to 12 (...)

A sustained campaign  from the Beaumont Woods Residents’ Association resulted in the suspension of Coast Guard landings at Beaumont Hospital. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Coast Guard stopped using a field adjacent to Beaumont Hospital for patient transfers after local residents complained about noise and safety conc(...)

Finian McGrath said he was working with Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty on a new payment to help ‘people with disabilities who are living in poverty’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Independent Alliance is calling for an increase of €10 in some welfare payments next year, when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have sig(...)

Currently the unborn has an equal right to life as to the mother and abortions are only permitted when a mother’s life is at risk. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Cabinet is to be warned of the tight timeframe it must adhere to if it is to hold a referendum in May on removing the Eighth Amendment from the Co(...)

Speaking in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said he would wait to hear the views of Fine Gael in the new year before the Government decided on a course of action. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have stopped short of publicly supporting the final recommendations of the Oireachtas com(...)

Sign language users will soon be able to access State services in their native language. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has passed legislation giving State recognition to sign language used by the deaf. It will now be designated as a native and independent la(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: Nothing that commits the EU to a specific Brexit time period. Photograph: The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU could take four to five years, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. He told the Dáil on T(...)

Repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution was proposed by Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan and passed overwhelmingly with the support of 13 other members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment spent over three hours voting on individual recommendations for their final report. The first propos(...)

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