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Repeal  activists outside the Dáil on a recent day  the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment was sitting.

Three Fianna Fáil members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have called for it to support making abortion available up to 12 weeks w(...)

Pro-choice demonstrators outside Leinster House in Dublin last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A large majority of voters favours changing the Constitution to provide for greater access to abortion, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll finds. (...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5 per cent of its total annual income, but returning it would set “a dangerous precedent”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International has said it will not obey an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a donation from billionaire George Soros to fu(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with Garda chief administration officer Joe Nugent: Mr Nugent confirmed he examined Ms O’Sullivan’s personal email account. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Gardaí failed to provide a report to the Policing Authority on a private email account used by former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. The Irish(...)

A letter in Eamon O’Cuív’s name had been used in Séamus McGrane’s defence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has insisted he did not write a character reference for dissident republican leader Séamus McGrane, who was jailed on Thur(...)

Deputy Garda commissioner John Twomey who appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice onThursday. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí conducted an inquiry into the use of a private email account by the former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan but did not notify the Departme(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher: he says terminations should be provided in certain circumstances, such as fatal foetal abnormalities, incest, rape and when there is a risk to a woman’s health. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution is nearing its final conclusions – but a consensus is far from clear. The(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: It would have been “wholly wrong” of Ms Fitzgerald to involve herself in the workings of a commission of inquiry, says Ms McPhillips.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Justice has insisted it could not have objected to the legal strategy being pursued by the former Garda commissioner against a whist(...)

Katherine Zappone: she will bring a report on the expert technical group on the Tuam site to Cabinet next week

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has “an open mind” on a potential redress scheme for former residents of mother and baby homes. On Tuesday ni(...)

The Danish Ambassador to Ireland is to write to the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment contradicting evidence given by an anti-abortion witness. Photograph: Getty

The Danish Ambassador to Ireland is to write to the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment contradicting evidence given by an anti-abortion witn(...)

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