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The constitutional ban on abortion is “unworkable” because of online access to abortion pills, Peter Boylan, the former master of Holles St and chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland, will tell the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The constitutional ban on abortion is “unworkable” because of online access to abortion pills, Peter Boylan, the former master of Holles St and chairm(...)

Micheál Martin: he dominates Fianna Fáil but does not control it absolutely. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For most of his leadership of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin privately accepted that he would be the first leader of his party never to serve as taoiseac(...)

Each option for changing the law on abortion in Ireland contains significant uncertainties and pitfalls, the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendm(...)

The option of replacing the Eighth Amendment with a constitutional provision which allowed for abortion in specified circumstances would be “likely to prove very difficult”, as grounds such as rape or fatal foetal abnormality would present “practical problems arising as to how they should be established and to whose satisfaction”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has been warned that there are significant legal uncertainties inherent in all of the six options tha(...)

Dr Bela Ganatra and Dr Ronald Johnson of the  Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, address the Oireachtas committee.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, Prof Fergal Malone has said one woman had died in recent years while travelling home from the United Kingdo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the announcement of Budget 2018 in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fears that a lobbying campaign by the property industry could derail the budget’s key revenue-raising measure prompted the Government to seek a Dáil v(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  the overall size of the package of new tax cuts and spending commitments  is expected to be about €1.1 billion to €1.2 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Significant increases in spending on health, welfare and infrastructure, paid for by tax increases on commercial property transactions, will be unveil(...)

President Michael D Higgins: said he would make his intentions known after next summer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Almost two thirds of voters want to see President Michael D Higgins serve a second term in office, according the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion(...)

“Spend more on building houses, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure” was nominated by 52% of voters. Photograph: Getty Images

Voters want to see the Government spend available budget resources building “housing, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure”, according to an Ir(...)

The Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment  will advise the Government  what kind of referendum it favours, and what kind of legislation should accompany it. Photograph: Getty

Even as the familiar arguments are rehearsed in the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment, and politicians fret about the public debate to come(...)

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