Roisin Shortall

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Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett keeping tally at the Dublin county referendum count centre in Citywest, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Timesmes

Tallies in Dublin confirm the Yes side is on course for a landslide win in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. The results also support th(...)

U2’s concert at  Croke Park had given rise to “particular criticism about secondary ticket sales”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister of State Pat Breen has defended the Government’s approach to dealing with ticket touting, saying it is a problem in respect of “no more than (...)

 Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty: said there were profound and serious questions in relation to the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has been urged to publish the advice to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when he was minister for health that convinced him to “do a U-turn” on m(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris met Opposition spokespersons on health yesterday to discuss the shape and the scope of an inquiry into the delayed diagnosis issue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will establish a non-statutory inquiry to provide immediate answers to the CervicalCheck controversy before deciding if a commission of(...)

Children’s groups have argued to maintain the age of digital consent at 13. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to raise the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 years of age were rejected by an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. The digital age of co(...)

The Luas tram at College Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Air pollution risks stopped Dublin City Council from seeking two way bus operations on Parliament Street in the city as part of the College Green plaz(...)

Dublin City Council has planned a pedestrian and cycle plaza and ban all traffic, including buses and taxis, from accessing Dame Street through College Green

The proposed €10 million civic plaza planned for Dublin’s College Green would be “fatally” compromised if traffic was allowed to cross to and from Dam(...)

A Luas tram at College Green, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The An Bord Pleanála hearing into plans for a traffic-free civic plaza at Dublin’s College Green could face a legal challenge. The oral hearing on th(...)

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Collins/File

Abolishing cross-subsidisation of private practice in public hospitals would offset the loss of nearly €650 million in income from fee-paying patients(...)

Social Democrats: Ms Shortall said that under her party’s legislation unpaid leave would be available to either or both parents. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government policy is that parental leave should be introduced on a paid basis, Minister of State for Justice David Stanton has told the Dáil. “The pr(...)

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