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 ‘It is equally important to hear the experience of people conceived through reproductive technology who are now adults, who believe passionately that no government anywhere in the world provides sufficient safeguards, and that therefore there is currently no such thing as ethical surrogacy. ’ Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Once, on a radio programme, I did so badly on an important issue that I could not even come into my home after it. Instead, I walked mechanically four(...)

Independent Senator Sharon Keogan told the witnesses: ‘I don’t believe it is everyone’s right to have a child’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy was suspended twice after a Senator was accused of being “disrespectful” towards witn(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.(...)

The Taoiseach said around half a million antigen tests have been distributed across all sectors with 100,000 having  been used by the Department of Agriculture in meat plants alone. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has pointed towards a widespread roll out of antigen testing but warned again that it is not a ‘silver bullet’. In his first(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Timmy Dooley. Photograph: James Forde

Here’s your hat and don’t let the votegate hit you on the way out. That was the verdict of voters in Clare in 2020 when Fianna Fáíl’s Timmy Dooley fa(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly told the Seanad on Friday ‘we don’t know how bad it’s going to get’. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is making preparations to build up surge ICU capacity in the hospital system because of the “roaring” growth in cases of Covi(...)

A call has been made for the Government to allow the increasing of the number of guests allowed at weddings to 50 to go ahead on July 5th. File photograph: Getty Images

A call has been made for the Government to allow the increasing of the number of guests allowed at weddings to 50 to go ahead on July 5th even if the (...)

Houses in a row in Trim, Co Meath. A Senator claimed Meath County Council officials failed to draw up minutes in county development plan. Photograph: iStock

An Independent Senator has accused her local authority of planning to destroy 80 hours of video footage of online meetings to discuss the county devel(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: Pharmacies will be ‘particularly important’ in ‘some of the areas which are further from the vaccination centres’. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Pharmacists will become involved in the Covid-19 vaccination programme from early June, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced. Followin(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly faced Opposition pressure in the Seanad on Tuesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is to amend legislation on emergency public health powers to ensure they do not go extend beyond February next ye(...)

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