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There was a high level of support for the No side in the “breakfast-roll man” Dublin commuter belt constituencies, with 54.6 per cent of voters rejecting the proposal here. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of emphasis in recent days on the low voter turnout levels in last Friday’s referendums and the likely impact that had on (...)

There was widespread criticism of the two ballot papers which seemed to have caused confusion among voters in 6,000 centres. The ballot papers made reference only to the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution without stating in full the propositions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting has closed in the two referendums on the abolition of the Seanad and a new Court of Civil Appeal. Turnout was low across the country and will s(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald claimed the Central Bank governor chose to ‘sit on his hands’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil this morning in a row about Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan’s comments that there were no new issues a(...)

 Paschal Donohoe and Lucinda Creighton celebrate their election  in the RDS during the 2011 General Election. Photograph:Alan Betson /The Irish Times

New Minister of State for Europe Paschal Donohoe said he is “deeply humbled” by his appointment and very conscious of the circumstances in which it ha(...)

Lucinda Creighton, who delivered an uncompromising speech to the Dáil yesterday, saying she could not support draft laws “built on sand”

The Government was making tacit preparations last night to sack Minister of State Lucinda Creighton if she voted as expected against the abortion l(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “Sorry Dr Reilly. Please do not mislead people. Our manifesto and programme for govt DID NOT commit FG Tds to this. Read it. Don’t make it up.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will move swiftly to appoint a successor to Minister of State for Europe Lucinda Creighton if, as expected, she votes against the abor(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: accepted there had to be “legal clarity for the medical community in relation to protecting the life of the mother in pregnancy while protecting the life of the unborn”

Priority has to be given to protecting the life of the mother, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said about the issue of a(...)

The former  Carlton Cinema on O'Connell Street, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A former county council building on Dublin’s O’Connell Street which was to be part of a massive €900 million shopping centre development by Cha(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD addresses the party’s árdfheis. She urged party members to vote in favour of a motion allowing them to vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience. Photograph: Sinn Féin.

Abortion poses the biggest threat to the unity of Sinn Féin since the peace process, the party's ardfheis has been told as delegates voted agai(...)

Fianna Fáil Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick - chair of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee - said tonight she understood the proposed acts are The Killers, Mumford and Sons, and Justin Timberlake would play at the Phoenix Park this year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is to hold a series of consultation meetings for members of the public ahead of concerts proposed to be held i(...)

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