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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney said the legislation was not about empowering Ministers to introduce new legislation, but about protecting existing legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Emergency legislation to protect Ireland’s interests in the event of a no-deal Brexit last night completed its passage through the Oireachtas and now (...)

 The Bill was supported without a vote Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Seanad has passed legislation banning the importation or sale of goods or services from settlements condemned by the United Nations and European U(...)

Senator Frances Black  stressed  the Bill was ‘not singling out any state’ .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Legislation to ban the the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories has moved a step closer to being passed(...)

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer was accused by Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of using “misogynistic” and “gendered” language towards her.

And the winner of the High Dudgeon award for Overreaction of the Week goes to. . . Lorraine Clifford-Lee. The Fianna Fáil senator experienced a sudde(...)

The Road Traffic Bill makes  it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to allow a learner driver to use the vehicle unaccompanied.

The controversial Road Traffic Amendment Bill delayed for weeks in the Dáil, has passed the early stage debate in the Seanad in just over an hour. De(...)

Seanad Éireann in its  temporary home in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum of Ireland. File image: Maxwells.

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has said he expects all his party colleagues in the Oireachtas to support the abortion legislation. He told the S(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin and his wife Mary voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in Cork. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

Most Fianna Fáil TDs will respect the vote in the referendum and not try to frustrate legislation on abortion going through the Dáil, party leader Mic(...)

Simon Harris then he made an interesting point about how the same people keep popping up all the time in all these different campaigns. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Before the date was even announced, the leader of Sinn Féin was out on the plinth and promising leadership, if not yet a definitive stance on abortion(...)

Minister for Health Simon  Harris said nobody in either the Dáil or Seanad had suggested amendments to the legislation or come up with an alternative proposal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad has passed the legislation paving the way for a May 25th referendum on abortion by 40 votes to 10. It follows the Dáil which passed the Th(...)

Billy Kelleher: supported by  colleagues Lisa Chambers TD and Senator Ned O’Sullivan, he tabled a motion recommending the committee propose terminations up to 12 weeks without restriction

“A step too far” – those are the words repeated by politicians opposing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks into pregnancy. Taoiseach Leo (...)

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