Anne Ferris TD speaking to media on the plinth of Leinster House after the vote last night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton told Labour TDs and Senators there could be no further abortion measures introduced during the lifetime of this Government becaus(...)

Labour deputies seeking a conscience vote on Clare Daly’s Bill are overlooking the fact that the contentious Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill would never have become law in summer 2013 if Fine Gael backbenchers had not been whipped.

The chief law officer of the State, Attorney General Máire Whelan, has advised the Government that fresh abortion legislation proposed by Independent (...)

The Dáil is voting on the TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s Bill to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20 with th(...)

 Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday, and Monday night saw Labour’s Anne (...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)

Labour TD Anne Ferris is expected to vote against the Government and support a Bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish TimesAnne Ferris

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a Bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. W(...)

Anne Ferris: Wicklow TD said that Labour should allow its TDs a free vote and that the issue of constitutionality could be teased out at committee stage. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The |rish Times

There are indications that some 14 Labour TDs who co-signed a letter calling for abortion to be permitted in cases of fatal foetal abnormality will no(...)

The liquidator of Pierse Contracting has been refused orders by a High Court judge restricting four directors of the company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A High Court judge has refused to grant the liquidator of Pierse Contracting orders restricting four directors of the company. Pierse, then emp(...)

Ruth Coppinger TD:  said it was “absolutely ludicrous” to suggest there was a consensus in the House against privatisation of water services. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Controversial water charges legislation that has convulsed the State for more than a year, has been passed in the Dáil by 81 votes to 58. The Water S(...)

Excerpt from the ballot paper in the forthcoming Seanad byelection.

The ballot paper for the election to fill a vacancy on the Seanad’s Cultural and Educational Panel lists John McNulty as a board member of the Irish M(...)

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