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The Four Courts, Dublin. Senior judges including the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, have been unusually vocal in their opposition to the legislation. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Senior members of the judiciary wrote to a European anti-corruption organisation complaining they were not properly consulted by the Government about (...)

Taking off from Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to seek approval this week to appoint a new authority to regulate noise abatement conditions for the planned runw(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon is to step down from the Court of Appeal to become the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ireland would be well on the road to becoming a “more open and transparent society” with capacity to investigate allegations of wrongdoing more speedi(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has dismissed criticism of his Judicial Appointments Bill by former minister for justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has dismissed criticism of his Judicial Appointments Bill from former minister for justice Alan Shatter, saying all (...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

The National Association for General Practitioners estimates that as many as eight in 10 GPs would choose not to opt-in under such a system.

The Government is expected to design an opt-in system for medical professionals willing to provide abortion services and allow doctors conscientiously(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to examine if exclusion zones can be enforced to ensure women are not intimidated by protestors when accessing services. File image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State may cover the cost for couples who choose to travel to the United Kingdom for a termination when they receive a diagnosis of a fatal foetal (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told his party’s his TDs and senators any amendments to legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks must go through Stephen Donnelly, the health spokesman. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to prevent his TDs and senators tabling amendments to the legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion u(...)

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