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The 141-acre Thornton Hall site was the largest vacant site controlled by the State found in the course of our research. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 334 sites or buildings controlled by the Government are lying idle across the Republic. Research by The Irish Times shows that bodies falli(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told his party’s his TDs and senators any amendments to legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks must go through Stephen Donnelly, the health spokesman. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to prevent his TDs and senators tabling amendments to the legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion u(...)

‘I won’t be supporting the legislation as my position remains the same, as a pro-life TD who is strongly opposed to abortion,’ said Sinn Féin Offaly TD Carol Nolan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Sinn Féin said the decision of its Offaly TD Carol Nolan to oppose legislation allowing access to abortion up to 12 weeks will be a matter for the par(...)

Mary Lou McDonald at the RDS during the count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people led and the politicians followed. Those were the words of Mary Lou McDonald on hearing the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment had be(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: It is not acceptable to “solve the problem for women and girls south of the Border and say that it is alright if the same problem exists across the Border”. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said women in Northern Ireland may travel to the South for terminations if legislation to allow for access to a(...)

Noel Whelan, Elaine Bedford, Mary Lou McDonald and Ailbhe Smyth at a Together For Yes press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A mother whose daughter took abortion pills at home in Ireland has spoken out ahead of Friday’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Elaine Bedford s(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

Cora Sherlock, spokeswoman for the LoveBoth campaign, will be debating the Eighth Amendment on RTÉ One’s ‘Prime Time’  on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The second televised debate on the Eighth Amendment will take place on Tuesday on RTÉ One’s Prime Time. The programme will include advocates on both(...)

 Fianna Fáil for No:  those present for the photograph and those who missed the event received this image. A text message urged those present to “share widely on social media”

“Hi all. A photograph of Fianna Fáil Oireachtas members who support No vote will take place at Merrion Street entrance of Leinster House. Please do no(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan said the third Sunday in May was chosen to take account of other State commemorations in May including the Arbour Hill and Daniel O’Connell commemorations.

The third Sunday in May has been formally designated as the national commemoration day to officially mark the Famine. Minister for Culture Josepha Ma(...)

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