Ruth Coppinger

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Minister for Health Simon Harris at launch of the HSE’s HPV Vaccine Information Campaign at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which would shorten or abolish the proposed three-day waiting period(...)

John Mulcahy: “While the public sector is good at lots of things, there’s one thing it’s not very good at, and that’s building of any description.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The proposed establishment of the Land Development Agency is the latest policy measure by the Government to help tackle our housing crisis. The aim is(...)

The Constitution of Ireland –  Bunreacht na hÉireann. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the words of its critics, and there have been many down through the decades, article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: offered to meet the committee next week to discuss the matter. Photograph: Eric Luke

A referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been delayed by six months after the Dáil’s business comm(...)

 Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger  said the court fine imposed on Deputy Michael Lowry was ‘one law for the rich and another for the poor’. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Michael Lowry received a “chicken feed fine” for tax-related offences an opposition TD has claimed in the Dáil. Solidarity TD Ruth Cop(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been sent a lengthy submission on abortion legislation by Solidarity/People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger.

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has called on the Government to remove the three-day waiting period from the proposed abortion legislation. Ms Coppinger(...)

The Taoiseach said ‘the eyes of the world are on the US and absolutely nobody can defend the scenes of children being forcibly separated from their parents’. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government will convey its “grave concern” to the acting US ambassador about the forcible separation of children and parents in the US clampdown o(...)

Activist Eleanor Crossey Malone takes an abortion pill during a pro-choice protest  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Pro-choice campaigners have taken abortion pills outside Northern Ireland’s main court buildings in defiance of the strict laws governing terminations(...)

“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 (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has passed a referendum on an issue that many other leaders have ran away from. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is set to be passed by a margin even greater than the most enthusiastic advocates fo(...)

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