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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:  “We are very much in support of the repeal of the eighth amendment in the Constitution, we want to see that gone.” Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s executive body is to table a motion at the party ardfheis later this month recommitting to a policy of allowing abortion in the case of ra(...)

A report by an Oireachtas committee has said the State should  invest 0.6 per cent of GDP in the arts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The cultural rights of Irish citizens should be recognised and protected through an Amendment to the Constitution, a report from the Oireachtas joint (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson/File

Legislation being sought by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to overhaul judicial appointments is unlikely to be passed for the summer due to a new p(...)

Tributes have been paid in the Dáil to Michael Noonan who announced he will stand down as Minister for Finance and retire from politics at the next general election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Tributes have been paid in the Dáil to Michael Noonan who announced he will stand down as Minister for Finance shortly and retire from politics at the(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced his intention to step down. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced he will step down as a Cabinet Minister when a new taoiseach assumes office in June. The Dáil veter(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe: “The Citizens’ Assembly have highlighted the complexity of this issue and all of the challenges that are there.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The future of Ireland’s abortion laws should be dealt with by the current Oireachtas, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has s(...)

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys: agreed to support Bill seeking a fixed date for Famine commemoration. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys has questioned the statutory requirement to have military ceremonial elements in a national Famine day commemo(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín accused her of building a paper wall between herself and the National Museum of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The National Museum of Ireland has been described as dysfunctional and hampered by 15 years of HR crises that have cost the State “massive money”. S(...)

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty: Proposed route would pass through areas of her constituency. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said her opposition to the overground electricity interconnector from Co Meath to Co Tyrone is more important(...)

An engraving depicting devastation triggered by the Great Famine shows  the starving Irish outside a workhouse and is dated between 1846-1847. Archive photograph: Getty Images

The Government has been criticised for failing to have a fixed date each year to commemorate the Great Famine when there is one in place to remember I(...)

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