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 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

Deputy Niall Collins has said the past few weeks had been a difficult period for Fianna Fail. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins has supported calls for a whip to be imposed on his party to ensure they support legislation to implement the decision of(...)

Micheál Martin: he may need to go against his natural inclinations and forcefully impose his will on the party

At least one Fianna Fáil TD is clear about what Micheál Martin must do to impose discipline on his parliamentary party. “Anyone who sticks their hea(...)

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil: “I think some of our parliamentary party are disconnected from where the public are. That is evident, and it was borne out in recent polls.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The impact of Kerry opposition to repealing the Eighth Amendment ahead of the vote may well have influenced public opinion on the Limerick border. In(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Given his experience and work rate, he remains the best leader available to the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin’s leadership is the elephant in the Fianna Fáil room. That is not to say it is under immediate threat, nor that there is anybody else (...)

President of Rusal Oleg Deripaska. Washington said this week it would consider lifting the sanctions altogether if  Deripaska ceded control of the group. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

One of Aughinish Alumnia’s main suppliers has warned that the Co Limerick plant still remains under threat from US sanctions against Russia despite si(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

Aughinish is the largest alumina refinery in Europe, located near Askeaton, on the shores of the Shannon estuary.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held a private meeting with management of the Russian-owned alumina producing plant in Askeaton Co Limerick, as “concern” mount(...)

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election which could happen any time from the autumn onwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election, which could h(...)

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has been calling in his party TDs since early Thursday morning updating them on the changes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed Dara Calleary to the position of deputy leader in frontbench changes revealed on Thursday. Mr Martin(...)

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