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Anti-Austerity Alliance’s Ruth Coppinger said there was a clear consensus that legislation needed to be changed.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Campaigners are expecting 20,000 people to march in favour of repealing the eighth amendment this weekend. Michali Hyams from the Abortion Rights Ca(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, at their home in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The continued detention of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa without trial in a Cairo prison was described as “scandalous” as he marked three years in jail on(...)

Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “I met the Egyptian ambassador but I regret to say I took nothing from that meeting that could give confidence or hope”

Calls have been made for the Government to consider the suspension of diplomatic relations with Egypt and trade restrictions, because of the ongoing (...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, campaign for his release. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has agreed an all-party motion seeking the release of Ibrahim Halawa, who has been held without trial in an Egyptian prison for more than thr(...)

Sinn Fein spokesman on water Eoin Ó Broin said the figures released by Irish Water yesterday, which showed a dramatic fall in payment, displayed the opposition to the charges. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin will force Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to vote together next week when they table a motion calling for the abolition of Irish Water. The par(...)

Geraldine  Martin suffered an arm injury in Dunnes’ Dundalk branch on August 10th 2011.

A long-serving employee dismissed by Dunnes Stores after it won an appeal against an award of €67,500 damages to her has been given a year to repay th(...)

Minister for Health Leo  Varadkar’s department plans to raid €12 million of the €35 million reserved for mental health to offset costs in other areas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to explain to the Dáil why money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health spending is being (...)

Kathleen Lynch is resisting any raid on the funds available to her for mental health while she serves in the current caretaker administration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The College of Psychiatrists has expressed dismay at plans to divert money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health to other areas. The Green Party h(...)

Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “Now is the time when members should step up and speak up for the people who elected you.”

Newly elected Green Party TD Catherine Martin delivered a strong maiden speech in the Dáil on Thursday in which she urged the two main parties, Fine G(...)

 Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil at the Dáil before the vote for Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gerry Adams may be of some service to them after all. No better man than the Sinn Féin president to give Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin advice on dec(...)

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