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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: no free vote will be offered.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An attempt to allow Fine Gael TDs and Senators a free vote on the abortion Bill failed to get off the ground last night when it came before the parl(...)

FG parliamentary party chairman Charlie Flanagan told the House during the 
ongoing
continuing debate about the proposed abolition of the Seanad, that he supported such a move “because it has outlived its usefulness”.

A senior Fine Gael member has launched a scathing attack on the Government’s efforts at Dáil reform. Parliamentary party chairman Charlie Flana(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said the threat of an arson attack on his home by anti-abortion campaigners will not deter him from legislatin(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald , at the Convention on the Constitution, at Malahide, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael parliamentary chairman Charlie Flanagan has said he will raise with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan what he(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at this week’s citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre, Dublin. “Shatter was seen initially (and still sees himself) as an energetic and reforming Minister but his style and personality in office have depleted his political capital.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The error at the heart of the controversy surrounding Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is a purely political one. The Minister decided to reve(...)

The Seanad chamber at Leinster House: the proposal by Senator David Norris at the constitution convention that it should seek to address the abolition of the Seanad lead to sharp exchanges between members

The constitutional convention voted not to consider abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on its future. At the convention’s mee(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill have been ‘very carefully crafted to meet the very difficult issues’. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said the Government must await the outcome of an Oireachtas health committee hearing before considering chang(...)

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. (...)

“Sinn Féin Easter Lilies swaying across the way caused great affront to FG party chairman Charlie Flanagan.”

Consider the lilies of Sinn Féin, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin . . . They grow abundantly at this time of the year(...)

Helen McEntee: a candidate in the forthcoming Meath East byelection on the hustings in Kilmainhamwood, County Meath

What can be confirmed beyond doubt is that the barometer hanging in the hallway of the country house south of Duleek is accurate. The needle is(...)

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