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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned any immediate attempt to reverse the constitutional ban on abortion would be defeated. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is shortly to begin the process which may lead to a change in Ireland’s abortion laws, although Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned any imm(...)

 Fianna Fáil public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary said  budgets should in future be “regional-proofed”. Photograph: Frank Miller

“Equality budgeting,” Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said while discussing the new budgetary process at the new budget committee yesterday(...)

Britain’s National Crime Agency is investigating claims that senior business people and politicians were to benefit from Nama’s sale of the loans, known as Project Eagle, to US company Cerberus in 2014 for €1.6 billion. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has continued to resist calls for an inquiry into the sale of €1.6 billion of Nama loans in Northern Ireland, despite the ongoing(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (left) with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke

A new Garda task force to fight organised crime has been announced by the Government in response to the recent spate of gangland killings. The Cabine(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe: a briefing by officials said any reform of the Garda should be overseen by the independent Policing Authority. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Garda should only receive further investment if poor management practices are addressed, the new Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe h(...)

Minister for Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Senior civil servants have warned Minister for Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe that Ireland would “very likely” face European Commission enfor(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the  shooting dead of Gareth Hutch at Avondale House flats complex on North Cumberland Street, Dublin. Photograph:    Colin Keegan/Collins

A Garda chief superintendent from Dublin’s north inner city has said he is “absolutely confident” the killers of Gareth Hutch will be caught. Chief S(...)

Detail from a CCTV video showing the two gunmen who carried out the murderof Gareth Hutch.

A second person has contacted Dublin city councillor Nial Ring over a garda letter warning of a ‘credible threat’ to their safety following Tuesday’s (...)

Detail from a CCTV video showing the two gunmen who carried out the murderof Gareth Hutch on Cumberland Street, Dublin on Tuesday

The suspected killers in the Kinahan-Hutch feud have been identified by the Garda Síochána and response protocols for any future attacks devised, the (...)

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr, Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan

A senior garda overseeing the investigations into Dublin’s gangland killings is “absolutely confident” the shooters will be caught soon. Chief supt (...)

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