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the Government is expected to agree to insert a new provision in the Constitution enabling the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion, if the amendment is repealed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight of the 58 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party attended a meeting last night organised to oppose the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to(...)

Joanne Hayes: Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Attorney General Séamus Woulfe are looking at options including compensation. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to consult further with the family of Joanne Hayes before deciding the Government’s approach to the Kerry bab(...)

Katie Donoghue, from Drumcondra in Dublin, joined other Suffragettes outside Leinster House on Tuesday, a century after women won the right to vote, to show support for a new generation fighting for abortion rights ahead of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned legislation to allow for abortions up to 12 weeks may not pass the Oireachtas, even if the Eighth Amendment is repea(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was working with the Attorney General to provide legislative proposals for whatever the Oireachtas committee  decided. Photograph: Collins

The Cabinet will have to decide the wording of a referendum by February 14th if one is to take place in June, Minister for Health Simon Harris has sai(...)

Regina Doherty: "lone parents and children are probably at the biggest risk of poverty in this country". Photograph: Getty

Pensioners will not be prioritised over lone parents and children in this year’s Budget, the Minister for Social Protection has said. Regina Doherty (...)

Regina Doherty received an additional €15,829 for her work as chief whip but may not have been eligible for the payment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has insisted she will pay back any monies she received as Government chief whip if asked to do so. Ms D(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey, now back in Ireland on bail, is still awaiting a court date in Rio to face various charges in relation to alleged ticket-touting. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey has accused Minister for Sport Shane Ross of scarpering from Rio and not showing any humanity f(...)

Former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey, is still awaiting a court date to face ticket-touting charges in Brazil. Photograph: Getty Images

Lawyers for the former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey have warned against the publication of a report into the Rio Olympics ticket-to(...)

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