Thomas Pringle

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Vote on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – Second Stage138 Yes 24 No*Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett does not vote unless the issue is tied*Socia(...)

Billy Timmins said he believed the legislation could be unconstitutional and “while this legislation may pass, I do not think it will address our problems. Instead it will increase them.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Wicklow TD Billy Timmins has joined two Fine Gael backbenchers in confirming his intention to break Government ranks and vote against the abortion l(...)

A woman employed as a parliamentary assistant to Independent TD Thomas Pringle has claimed she was unfairly dismissed. Joan Blackbyrne is taking a cas(...)

Sex crime? ‘While the elimination of prostitution is a far-fetched ideal, minimisation of harm for those engaged in prostitution is practical, achievable and long overdue in Ireland,’ according to a study. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Justice says that although human trafficking and prostitution sometimes overlap, “human trafficking and prostitution a(...)

The only way to end prostitution is to cut off demand, the Dáil was told as a Bill to criminalise the purchase of sexual services was introduce(...)

Despite requests by several members of the Oireachtas committee on agriculture, food and the marine, Aldi executives said information about the company’s profit margin was commercially too sensitive to reveal. Photograph: Cathy Loughran

Two spokesmen for the Irish branch of discount supermarket chain Aldi refused to give figures regarding the company’s profit margin. Desp(...)

“While Fianna Fáil were the culprits in office, Fine Gael and Labour were complicit in the policies that caused the crisis.” Clockwise from left: Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore, Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin at the interdenominational service of prayer for the assembly of the 31st Dáil in St Ann’s Church in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Four and a half years ago there was a prospect our political culture was about to change utterly. The culture that recklessly drove the country(...)

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