Regina Doherty

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Eighth Amendment: anti-abortion groups have stepped up their campaigns. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Opinion polls published last weekend suggest a tightening of the abortion referendum campaign, as it becomes clear that a large undecided middle groun(...)

Schoolchildren walk by as anti-abortion activists protest  outside the Dáil earlier this month. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has revealed the committee could not find a single medical expert in Ireland to argue th(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said people could no longer turn a blind eye to the thousands of  women who have been forced to leave Ireland to get the medical interventions that they need. Photograph: EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney plans to campaign whole-heartedly to repeal the Eighth Amendment because he believes it is the only way women in Ireland can ge(...)

Regina Doherty said there was a responsibility to inform people as to how the proposal to allow for terminations on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy was arrived at. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The draft heads of the Bill to provide for a referendum on abortion, which are to be considered by the Cabinet tomorrow, will ask voters if they wish (...)

 Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty: the Bill will “genuinely help those employed in precarious situations”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Zero-hour contracts are to be prohibited “except in specific limited circumstances” under legislation introduced by Minister for Employment Affairs Re(...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

Photograph: Getty

I started working in June 1975 and finished employment in January 1989 when I was pregnant. My first child was born in June 1989, my second child in J(...)

It is currently illegal for learner drivers to drive a vehicle unaccompanied by someone with a driving licence of at least two years’ standing

Car owners who give their vehicle to an unaccompanied learner driver will be held accountable in law under plans to be approved by the Cabinet today. (...)

A Mabs office  in Dundrum, Co Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

In the latest move in a disturbing saga, the Citizens Information Board (CIB) has withdrawn the small amount of funding it provides to the Money Advic(...)

CSO figures show that 47 per cent of  workers in Ireland aged 20-69 had a private pension in 2015, down from 51 per cent in 2009 and 54 per cent in 2008.

It finally looks set to be on the way, several years after other countries have sought to address their own looming pension crises by forcing people t(...)

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