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A mural in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment in  Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

, The Government has agreed voters should be asked to repeal the Eighth Amendment and allow the Oireachtas to legislate for the provision of abortio(...)

Moore Street, Dublin, where a number of houses were used during 1916 Rising. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Court of Appeal has overturned a declaration that buildings and sites on and around Dublin’s Moore Street are a 1916 Rising battlefield site compr(...)

The Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has advised the Government the legally safer option would be to insert an enabling provision in the Constitution if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

The Attorney General has advised the Government that while no approach to the abortion issue “can be completely free of risk of legal challenge” the l(...)

Abortion referendum: there are good political reasons for the elaborate choreography and slow pace of unfolding the proposal. Photograph: Bloomberg

This evening’s special Cabinet meeting, expected to formally signal the Government’s commitment to liberalising Ireland’s laws on abortion, is more an(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to  tell the Cabinet the current position on abortion is too restrictive and needs to be liberalised. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Government will on Monday agree to hold a referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and replacement of it with an enabling (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin outside Leinster House this week. Cork South West’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony downplayed suggestions of rival groupings emerging but said the “mixed views” had to be heard. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs who are against changing Ireland’s abortion laws are demanding that their voices be heard in the referendum campaign as divisions open(...)

The Court of Appeal will hear a case next week aimed at reversing a decision that buildings on Moore Street are a 1916 battlefield. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Court of Appeal will next week hear the State’s appeal against a High Court declaration that various buildings and sites on and around Moore Stree(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said he had discussed the consolidation of road traffic legislation with Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he intends to change the way the District Courts works so that the public can have greater confidence i(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor visits the RCSI stand at the ‘Irish Times’ Higher Options event in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said she is happy to forgo a salary increase for her new role as a super junior Mini(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham is the chief signatory of the letter, which takes issue with the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior judges have compared reforms to judicial appointments championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to choosing a cardiac surgeon on the opin(...)

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