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Voters at a polling station in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Irish Times will publish a referendum exit poll later this evening which will give the projected results of the vote on the Eighth Amendment. Th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the latest Irish Times poll results show there is no room for complacency among those seeking a repeal of th(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy: “The Constitution is important. It is the fundamental law of our State. It is your Constitution and only you have the power to change it.”

The forthcoming referendum is not a vote on the law that may replace the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission has said. The commission, chaire(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “I saw it on the front of The Irish Times, of course if there are polls you want to see you have gone up rather than gone down.”  File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has insisted she will not get carried away with the party’s bounce in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll. The(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also sees his approval rating escalating to 60 per cent. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

Good morning and this morning’s paper leads with the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll on the state of the parties. Fine Gael leads with 34 per cent(...)

Will the process undergone by both the Citizens’ Assembly and the Oireachtas committee – where weeks of discussion and debate led to a more liberal position than might have been expected – be replicated in the country at large? Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Repeated opinion polls have demonstrated an apparently settled view among voters that the Eighth Amendment should be repealed. The Irish Times has a(...)

Custody battle: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

After a “seismic shift” and months of agonised huffing and puffing, Election 2016 produced a runt of a Dáil. They had to call it something.(...)

Key voice: Ailbhe Smith,  of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the final weeks of the marriage equality referendum campaign in May 2015, some seasoned political observers began to question whether the opinion p(...)

Foxrock in Co Dublin was made an architectural conservation area about 10 years ago to deter high-scale development. Photograph: Eric Luke

Residents opposed to the development of a “supersized” nursing home in Foxrock commissioned an Ipsos/MRBI poll to gauge the level of public sentiment.(...)

The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceased relatives and 33 people donating a kidney to a family member. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Some 266 people received life-saving organ transplants in Ireland last year. The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceas(...)

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