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Members of the Council of State at Áras an Uachtarain yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed into law the Government’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Áras an Uachtaráin confirmed the move in a (...)

Sprightly former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave (93) stepped from his car and – old pro that he is – turned to face the grateful photographers with a cheery wave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Where is this council estate anyway? The President invited it to Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday.That’s a lot of chairs and biscuits. Good old Michael D.(...)

President Michael D Higgins and the Council of State which is meeting today to advise him on whether he should refer the new abortion Bill to the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Council of State convened by President Michael D Higgins to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has ended after m(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “We will take our case to the people.” Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

Two weeks ago Eamon Gilmore was unable to vote in the Dáil on the final stage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill because he was on a trip(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan: will be heavily involved in presenting the legislation and responding to queries

Last Thursday morning, heavy stationery boxes from Áras an Uachtaráin were hand-delivered to about 25 addresses around Ireland. Each box contained a(...)

President Higgins: seven individuals on the council are chosen by the President

Final preparations were under way at Áras an Uachtaráin last night for the first meeting of the Council of State since President Michael D Higgins (...)

The President’s discretion

The decision by President Michael D Higgins to convene the Council of State on Monday for consultations on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bil(...)

Eamon Gilmore: to attend Council of State meeting on proposed abortion legislation on Monday

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who is agnostic, sought and received legal advice on swearing a religious oath when he attends the Council of State meeting on(...)

Abortion legislation is, just about, on the statute books. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has completed its tumultuous passage through t(...)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Susan Denham. Photograph:  Pat Langan

The proposal to establish a court of appeal is a response to a chronic bottleneck at the apex of the courts system. At its root is a simple problem(...)

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