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RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial ‘Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special’ programme broadcast on May 14th last.

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special programme broadcast on May 14th last. Approximate(...)

 Supporters gather at Dublin Castle to await the final results of the referendum to repeal the Eighth  amendment. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The handover period is over. The fiction of Ireland as a conservative, dogmatically Catholic country has been shattered. The past is left back there, (...)

“Doctors, or a majority of them, had swung, too, against the Eighth, and the public always looks to experts in such circumstances.” Above, Peter Boylan during the count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Politicians and politics are playing catch-up, following Friday’s vote. It happened before, with contraception, divorce and homosexuality. Now it has (...)

 Celebrations erupt at Dublin Castle as results in  the referendum on the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018 (Repeal of Eighth Amendment) are announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The country has voted to remove the constitutional ban on abortion by a two-thirds majority. Thirty-five years after it was placed into the Constitut(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

‘The Fianna Fáil TDs who are not backing their leader Micheál Martin’s position sat stony-faced. Not a peep out of one of them’

Because everyone was so busy being respectful, it seemed inappropriate to start up a chant in the chamber when the awkward silence descended. But, a(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen has been accused by Senator Grace O’Sullivan of insinuated he did not believe mental health was heath.  File photograph: Collins

Independent Senator Rónán Mullen should clarify remarks he made about mental health after and accused him of “further stigmatising” those with mental (...)

Claire Byrne: hosted debate

Billed as one of RTE’s major referendum debates, it quickly descended to the nasty and brutish, with all sides trading abuse, much of it personal. In(...)

A section of the crowd attending the Love Both rally in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Several thousand people turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for a rally by the Love Both group opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in t(...)

Mattie McGrath:  “I’m asking you, Taoiseach, to have some accountability for your Ministers”

Arrest Simon Harris now. Because it’s not good when the Minister for Health is running around with a delinquent crowd of human rights hooligans, and i(...)

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