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Fine Gael TD Simon Harris was speaking at the publication today of a cross-party submission on mental health reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A Government TD has demanded greater public oversight of HSE spending to ensure money ring-fenced for mental health services was not siphoned away to (...)

Documents seen by The Irish Times suggest few of the  477 posts professionals to bolster and modernise mental health services  will be filled by year-end

Planned new programmes to reduce suicide and self-harm will be the most likely and immediate casualties of the failure to fill new mental health posts(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners maintain their protest last night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil allowed members a free vote on the legislation, and 14 members voted against:John Browne (Wexford)Dara Calleary (Mayo)Éamon Ó Cuív (Galway(...)

The scene outside the Dáil yesterday while the debate on the abortion Bill was being held.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than two-thirds of Fianna Fáil’s 19 TDs voted against the second stage of the abortion legislation in the Dáil last night, in the largest turnout(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s spokesman had no comment on the actions of the four TDs, which came as the legislation passed its first Dáil reading by a margin of 138 to 24. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael has removed four rebel TDs from the party after they defied Taoiseach Enda Kenny to vote against the abortion legislation. Steps were also u(...)

Vote on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – Second Stage138 Yes 24 No*Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett does not vote unless the issue is tied*Socia(...)

Eamon Ó Cuív said the suicide provision would allow for the first time in Irish law the intentional killing of the unborn. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of Fianna Fáil TDs indicated they opposed the Bill. Eamon Ó Cuív (Galway West) said the suicide provision would allow for the first time in (...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will appear before the Oireachtas committee this evening to discuss concerns over standards in creches. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Parents will be able to read inspection reports for creches online by July 1st and from September childcare providers will have to register before set(...)

Ireland’s funding on preschool care is less than 0.2 per cent of GDP, compared to 1.1 per cent in the UK and 1.4 per cent in Denmark. Photograph: Getty Images

  Profit-driven creches will come under scrutiny in a national review which is to be carried out by the head of the new Child and Famil(...)

Micheál Martin: “I don’t see my role as forcing a line down people’s throats and I don’t look at it in that light. It is an issue of conscience.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Only half of Fianna Fáil TDs are likely to vote with their leader Micheál Martin in support of the Government’s abortion legislation after his failure(...)

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