Paul Coghlan

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SMEs account for 65 per cent of the State’s employees and contribute 31 per cent of exports

A new junior minister to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurial education in primary school and supports for female entrepreneur(...)

A protest outside the Dáil demanding the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

A large number of amendments have been submitted for the Seanad debate on abortion legislation that begins today, threatening Government plans to have(...)

Minister of State Kevin “Boxer” Moran, who as groom “Butty” Moran is getting “married” in a charity fundraiser

The Government may be in serious jeopardy this weekend when a Minister of State from the midlands is revealed as a bigamist. Kevin “Boxer” Moran, alr(...)

 Ballot paper being counted for  the 2012 Fiscal Stability Treaty referendum. Photograph: David Sleator

Mid-morning tallies on Saturday will give voters the first indication of the result of the abortion referendum. All constituencies will have a tally(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Brussels on Monday following a meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

The Government is to consider including a two-third majority lock in any legislation to replace the Eighth Amendment. Tánaiste Simon Coveney is to as(...)

These days, the Seanad is temporarily housed in an oversized room on loan from the National Museum. It is mere minutes away from the Dáil chamber, thanks to the OPW knocking down a party wall. Photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

It’s the little things that count. Fine Gael’s Martin Conway was most gratified when Leo Varadkar made his first visit to the Upper House since land(...)

Joanne Hayes, pictured in 1985, received an apology from An Garda Síochána and the State last week regarding the investigation. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan has welcomed the Government’s decision to examine the controversial findings in the Kerry babies tribunal report. He t(...)

Senator Paul  Coghlan said the most basic and fundamental right was the right to life. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The baby in the womb is the tiniest and weakest member of society and should feel it is a safe place, Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan has said. “They (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: accepted there was a need for some change but wanted protection for the unborn and the mother. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, has expressed concern about the rights of the unborn if the Eighth Amendment is repealed and abortion up to 12 weeks is p(...)

  Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail turns  on the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights at Leinster House. He was joined  by Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Denis O’Donovan, party leaders and other members of the Oireachtas with music and song provided by the Oireachtas choir and the Cavan Rugby Club male voice choir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been a torrid few weeks for the Taoiseach. Doubtless, he will enjoy Christmas in the bosom of the Varadkars and take a short break from the ince(...)

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