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An anti-abortion protestor prays outside the Dail tonight as the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill are debated. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government has won the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 by 127 votes to 31.Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton voted agai(...)

Calum Mulligan, Amy Fode, Labour leader Ed Miliband, prospective parlimentary candidate for Birmingham and Yardley Jess Phillips, Orla Oakey and Helen Dollimore walk into The St Bride Foundation n London yesterday.

Millions of trade union members will have to agree to pay a contribution to the British Labour Party rather than being automatically signed up, under (...)

Lucinda Creighton: “Sorry Dr Reilly. Please do not mislead people. Our manifesto and programme for govt DID NOT commit FG Tds to this. Read it. Don’t make it up.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will move swiftly to appoint a successor to Minister of State for Europe Lucinda Creighton if, as expected, she votes against the abor(...)

 Dessie O’Malley was widely lauded for standing up to Charlie Haughey on a matter of principle. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The threat of de-selection as candidates at the next election that was directed at Fine Gael’s rebel TDs this week amounts to a significant tightening(...)

The Government’s decision to omit long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions has been repeatedly criticised during three days of Oireachtas hearin(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

British prime minister David Cameron had thrown his support behind the Bill on a referendum on the UK remaining in the EU proposed by his party’s youngest lawmaker,  James Wharton (29), pictured right. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron won a parliamentary vote today on making a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership legally binding, but(...)

A sign relating to jobs from US investment in Ireland at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland annual Independence Day lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dubin. US jobs data showed 195,000 new posts were filled last month. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

US job growth increased more than expected in June, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massi(...)

Move is unlikely to appease Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.

Fine Gael is pressing for an amendment to the abortion legislation in the hope that it can still prevent the defection of another two or more TDs in (...)

David Cameron listens to Nick Clegg at  a political meeting last year. The referendum proposal was left out of the queen’s speech as the Liberal Democrats would not accept it. Photograph: Reuters

Conservative party MPs, comprising those who are strongly Eurosceptic or those prepared to stay in the European Union only if the United Kingdom gets (...)

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