Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell was among the 15 members who voted in favour of the Citizens’ Assembly recommendation.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee examining Ireland’s abortion law has agreed that Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution should not be retained in full. The d(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen and  Mattie McGrath TD both voted against the recommendation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has made its first significant decision. At a late-night meeting, the committee agreed to acc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets ESB Network workers in Kilcock as they clear fallen power lines the day after  Hurricane Ophelia battered  Ireland. How did his Government rate in its reaction to the storm? Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held a number of press conferences throughout the passing of Storm Ophelia, did live interviews and donned a high-vis jacket to(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has proposed an automatic ban for drivers caught over the legal limit of alcohol. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael TDs and Senators will not have a free vote on controversial new drink driving legislation. The party met this evening in private to discuss(...)

Peter Boylan said the constitutional ban on abortion is ‘unworkable’ because of online access to abortion pills. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Legal advice given to the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has described the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly as “slightly(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ardfheis speech was symbolic of the crisis of conscience Fianna Fáil is enduring. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil may tell you they are buoyed and ready for an election but the mood in the RDS this weekend told its own story. Ask any of the 4,000 dele(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin stressed in his ardfheis speech that  the Government is “on notice” to deliver in the areas of housing and health. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are “out-of-touch” elites who are seeking to divide Irish society, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed.(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would like to see a repeal of the eighth amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has insisted there can be a referendum on the eighth amendment of the Constitution held next year. Mr Harris was ask(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin also put the Government ‘on notice’ in regard to the delivery of housing and health. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged the Government to talk directly to the British government about the implications of Brexit. Speaking on (...)

Full room at the Resolutions on Health meeting at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis, in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times:

Fianna Fáil has passed a motion at its ardfheis opposing any effort to diminish the constitutional right to life of the unborn. Two conflicting motio(...)