Senator Ronan Mullen (left) and  Mattie McGrath TD, with pro-life supporters behind, speaking to the media on Kildare Street, Dublin on October 12th, 2017 Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad debate on abortion legislation when Independent Senator Ronan Mullen questioned the truthfulness of the Minis(...)

When mandatory reporting was introduced on December 11th, Tulsa said it could not be precise on how the policy change would affect its workload. File photograph: Getty Images

The introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse has not had a negative impact on children’s services, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone h(...)

Sean Barrett: the Fine Gael TD and former minister for defence responded that the RDFRA’s was the “most damning report” he had s seen in his 36 years as a member of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reserve Defence Forces could cease to exist within months if extra commitments are not given to strengthen the organisation, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)