Jerry Buttimer TD speaks to perinatal psychiatrists Dr Anthony McCarthy and Dr Joanne Fenton outside Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Doctors differ and patients fly. This was the one indisputable fact from day two of the second round of Oireachtas hearings into the pro(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at a media briefing at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The mood of the Fine Gael parliamentary party moved firmly behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the leadership in its suppor(...)

Brian Walsh TD: has indicated he will break with Fine Gael over abortion

The first Fine Gael Deputy to indicate publicly he will not support the Government’s proposed abortion legislation has said he(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The allegation that civil servants are frustrating a banking inquiry is outrageous.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to legalise abortion in certain circumstances, including the risk of suicide, is included in the programme of legislati(...)

Members of the LGBT community in Dublin. Young Fine Gael as well as the party’s LGBT and Trinity College wings have expressed their support for the introduction of gay marriage in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael will not take a party position on gay marriage when the issue comes up for debate at the Constitutional Convention next weekend. (...)

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