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No campaigner Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Collins

Tipperary voted Yes with 59 per cent of voters favouring repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Turnout in Tipperary in the referendum was 64 per cent (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said  he would be encouraging teachers, the majority of whom retired before the age of 60, to return to teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The current starting pay of a new teacher will rise from € 35,958 to € 37,692 from October 2020 and this is a “very competitive salary”, Minister for (...)

A total of 38 TDs have contributed to a Dáil debate on the report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

A Dáil debate on the report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution resumed late on Tuesday night, having run for two days (...)

Mattie McGrath: “Members of the public are coming to us asking to join because they feel let down by other parties.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of an informal political group to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message, according to Inde(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: on the warpath, with second World War fighter planes on his socks.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Remember that fella who stood up from his seat on the upper deck of the bus? “I don’t know what a tracker mortgage is!” he exclaimed. He was lucky.(...)

 Hildegarde Naughton will be one of four Fine Gael TDs on the Oireachtas abortion committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs Hildegarde Naughton and Peter Fitzpatrick will take the final two slots on the 21-person Oireachtas abortion committee. Fine Gael and F(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances. File photographs: The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas committee on abortion will be not allowed to rotate their positions with other party members. The names of the members of t(...)

Senator Catherine Noone says the issue is difficult for people on a personal level. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael TDs are reluctant to sit on the new cross-party committee on abortion, the party leadership has found. The names of the members of the Join(...)

The old charging regime for water will come back into force if the committee’s recommendations are not agreed and sent to the Dáil for a vote. The Government’s nine-month suspension of the water charges lapses this month

The Oireachtas committee on water charges is to hold further votes on Wednesday on a number of key recommendations amid fresh disagreement between mem(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, Independent TD Séamus Healy and Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’Broin are to table amendments to the water committee’s recommendations.

Fine Gael has lost three votes held by the Oireachtas committee on water charges on Tuesday. Members remain deeply divided over the introduction of a (...)

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