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Green party leader Eamon Ryan said Ireland’s reputation on environmental issues ‘is in the doghouse’ and added ‘I am sorry for insulting dogs’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael and the Independent Ministers in Government have been accused of having “one of the worst environmental records” in Irish politics and of “s(...)

A No vote at the count centre in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on Saturday. Photograph: Declan Doherty

Donegal has returned a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The county was one of the last to officially dec(...)

Google has banned all advertising in relation to the campaign on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph:  Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has welcomed a decision by social media giant Facebook not to accept abortion referendum advertisements paid for by foreign org(...)

A total of 38 TDs have contributed to a Dáil debate on the report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

A Dáil debate on the report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution resumed late on Tuesday night, having run for two days (...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross who voted in error against his own Road Traffic Bill. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross voted against his own controversial road safety legislation in the Dáil yesterday when he mistakenly pressed the red(...)

The office of Independent TD Thomas Pringle in Killybegs, Co Donegal. Photograph: Thomas Pringle/Facebook

Killybegs in Co Donegal has been hit by flooding after heavy overnight rain and high tides. A number of premises including local Independent TD Thom(...)

Thomas Pringle: he has been a TD since 2011 when he was first elected to the three-seat Donegal South West constituency

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle is being treated at Letterkenny hospital after becoming ill at his home in Killybegs on Saturday. He is understo(...)

Wexford TD and barrister James Browne said while judges must be experts on the law, they also needed a good temperament and an ability to weigh up individual cases.

Some of the State’s best paid lawyers would make terrible judges, Fianna Fáil Wexford TD and barrister James Browne has claimed. He said, on paper, s(...)

Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy at the sixth meeting of the assembly at the Grand Hotel Malahide earlier this month. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The Chief Justice has praised Ms Justice Mary Laffoy’s “immense” contribution to the law and Irish public life on the judge’s retirement from the Supr(...)

Labour movement: the Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger says Corbyn and Bernie Sanders succeeded because they toured towns and cities and addressed rallies. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

In the 1930s Éamon de Valera cruelly put down the prospects for a socialist government in Ireland by saying, “Labour must wait.” It has been a long w(...)

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