Marie O Halloran

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MARIE O’HALLORAN and MICHAEL O’REGAN Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described as “exaggerated” claims that health insurance premiums would ri(...)

During a Private Members’ Dáil debate the Minister accepted the legislation introduced by Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin but said that it might not achieve what was intended.

Sinn Féin has rejected claims by Minister for Health James Reilly that legislation to allow women who suffered symphysiotomies(...)

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(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has defended the inclusion of people living in unfinished housing estates in the property tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has defended the inclusion of people living in unfinished housing estates in the property tax regime. (...)

Simon Coveney insisted today that Irish savings are safe and will not be targeted. Photograph:  Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Under no circumstances will deposits in Irish banks be targeted for a Cypriot-style tax, the Government has insisted. Minister for Agricu(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan believes there will be an increase in the number of repossessions of buy-to-let properties. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

“I can envisage repossessions in the buy-to-let sector,” he said following the new Government plan to tackle the mortgage arrears crisis(...)

Dr John O’Connell’s legacy

Sir, – Marie O’Halloran (Home News, March 9th) writes of Dr John O’Connell: “As Minister for Health he is best remembered for liberalising Iris(...)

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