Kate O Connell

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Gino Kenny  has been pushing for the  legalisation of medical cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Health committee has voted to reject People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s Bill to legalise medical cannabis and said the Bill “should n(...)

Suicide rates among men dropped by 15.2 per cent last year, but this was offset by a 6.2 per cent increase in suicides among women.

The number of people dying by suicide in the State dropped below 400 last year, the lowest level in more than 20 years, new figures indicate. The num(...)

Máire Whelan has her appointment to the  Court of Appeal rubberstamped by President Michael D Higgins, as crafty Leo looks on. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Taoiseach had a problem last weekend. He acted very decisively – with indecent haste, to be more precise – by bundling the former attorney gener(...)

Senator Catherine Noone.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been elected chairwoman of the Oireachtas abortion committee, which met for the first time on Wednesday in priva(...)

Colm Keena The Irish constitution guarantees the right to protest but also the right to be free, prosecution counsel stated in his closing address to(...)

Fine Gael Leadership Candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney  at the start of the first of four nights on the hustings, at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fine Gael leadership candidate Simon Coveney said his competitor Leo Varadkar was being “smart assed” when he said Mr Coveney had no policies. The M(...)

Simon Coveney  at the publication on May 21st of his road map to change Fine Gael, government and the country. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

For Simon Coveney, it is the soul of Fine Gael. For supporters of Leo Varadkar, it is just a slogan, or a moment in the party’s history, that it is no(...)

Simon Coveney:   said he could still win the race to succeed Enda Kenny

A member of Simon Coveney’s campaign team in the Fine Gael leadership race is facing sanctions from party headquarters after claiming on Twitter that (...)

Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney debate with each other at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“The bland leading the bland” was how one Haugheyite described Fianna Fáil after The Boss was ousted. In the Fine Gael race, Leo and Simon are more li(...)

For the second Fine Gael leadership debate at IT Carlow last night, Simon Coveney’s team was allocated the “Spinning Room”, while Leo Varadkar’s team was given the “Activity  Room” For the second Fine Gael leadership debate at IT Carlow last night, Simon Coveney’s team was allocated the “Spinning Room”, while Leo Varadkar’s team was given the “Activity  Room”

Six to switch. Simon says that’s all it takes. It’s a good line but will it lure the magic number of votes the Coveney camp says it needs to snatch vi(...)

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