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Minister for Health Dr James Reilly, TD and  Minister of State, Alex White, TD met to discuss the abortion  legislation on Monday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government scheduled a special cabinet meeting this morning to settle the abortion legislation amid intensive efforts last night to agree a text (...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Fingal County Council will be putting the facility “beside the homes of residents in the Dublin City Council area who were not included in the consultation process”.    Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans for a wastewater treatment plant in Clonshaugh, north Dublin, have been criticised by local TDs who say the Fingal County Council facility will (...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness will temporarily step aside from the chair at its meeting tomorrow to make a statement on controversial comments he has made this week and on the judgement he exercised when he was a Minister of State.

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness will temporarily step aside from the chair at its meeting tomorrow to make a statement on controver(...)

Unfit for purpose

Ambition to reform the Oireachtas and rebalance the powers of the Executive always loses its attraction when opposition parties get into office. Some (...)

Dr James Reilly: push to finalise the legislation follows a long meeting yesterday between the Minister for Health and Minister of State Alex White. Photograph: Irish Times

The Government is poised to broaden the scope of its contentious legislation on abortion to provide for a statutory review of the law in the future.Wi(...)

John McGuinness: the Taoiseach  claimed the affair was “damaging” for  the  chairman of the  Public Accounts Committee

Taoiseach Enda Kenny weighed in against Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman and Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness for claiming a case can be made fo(...)

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(...)

 Paul Kehoe: Government Chief Whip accepted the appearance rate of relevant senior Minister to answer questions in the Dáil was unacceptably low and unsatisfactory. Photograph: Alan Betson

HARRY McGEEThe Government has admitted its performance on a key Dáil reform measure has been “deplorable”.It has also conceded that a promise not to r(...)

British National Party leader Nick Griffin has sparked anger by describing the ailing Nelson Mandela as a “murdering old terrorist” on Twitter.The far(...)

Listening to Nelson Mandela addressing the Dáil  were the Ceann Comhairle, Mr Seán Treacy (top left), and (on right) the Taoiseach, Mr Haughey, and members of his cabinet. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

02 July, 1990 The Taoiseach, (Deputy Haughey), the Leader of the Fine Gael Party (Deputy Dukes), the Leader of the Progressive Democrats (Deput(...)

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