Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris referred to the proposal to ensure dignified disposal of foetal remains as ‘extraordinarily distasteful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 723, 632 people voted against the removal of the Eighth Amendment. By way of comparison 544,230 people gave their first preference in the 2016 el(...)

Peader Tóibín was previously suspended when he diverged from party opinion over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín faces suspension from the parliamentary party for the second time after he voted against abortion legislation currently bef(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick: “I felt isolated, like I was just there to push a button”

All Government TDs were instructed they had to be present – there were no exceptions. Even Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy – who now works with the (...)

Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick: ‘The decision to resign from Fine Gael was a difficult decision to make.’

Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick has confirmed he is resigning the Fine Gael whip in the Dáil and will stand at the next election as an Independent candidat(...)

Former Anglo chief executive David Drumm allowed himself a rare smile in court when the judge granted a relaxation of his bail conditions, saying he had been extremely punctual throughout. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

David Drumm cut an often lonely figure as he wheeled his black suitcase into Court 19 each day. None of his family or friends was present in Dublin C(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. During his trial, days were taken up with Drumm’s lawyers arguing for portions of the “Anglo tapes” recorded phone calls to be excluded from evidence. Photograph: Collins Courts.

During the numerous days of legal argument during David Drumm’s trial, which ran for 16 weeks, the jury was regularly excused to sip tea in the comfo(...)

During his trial David Drumm became animated when a stockbroker talked about loan-to-deposit ratios. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Twenty-six of the witnesses during David Drumm’s 16-week trial were former employees of Anglo Irish Bank, hailing from both the treasury and the lendi(...)

Rejected votes are seen at the RDS during the abortion referendum count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Yes side secured 66.5 per cent of the vote in Louth while the No campaign got 33.5 per cent. The narrowest win for the Yes was the single box in (...)

Spokeswoman Cora Sherlock at the launch of the  ‘Love Both’ campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government’s proposed abortion laws would lead to “one of the most extreme abortion regimes in the world, even more ghastly than the UK abortion l(...)

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