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Abortion referendum: there are good political reasons for the elaborate choreography and slow pace of unfolding the proposal. Photograph: Bloomberg

This evening’s special Cabinet meeting, expected to formally signal the Government’s commitment to liberalising Ireland’s laws on abortion, is more an(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to  tell the Cabinet the current position on abortion is too restrictive and needs to be liberalised. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Government will on Monday agree to hold a referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and replacement of it with an enabling (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin outside Leinster House this week. Cork South West’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony downplayed suggestions of rival groupings emerging but said the “mixed views” had to be heard. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs who are against changing Ireland’s abortion laws are demanding that their voices be heard in the referendum campaign as divisions open(...)

The Court of Appeal will hear a case next week aimed at reversing a decision that buildings on Moore Street are a 1916 battlefield. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Court of Appeal will next week hear the State’s appeal against a High Court declaration that various buildings and sites on and around Moore Stree(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said he had discussed the consolidation of road traffic legislation with Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he intends to change the way the District Courts works so that the public can have greater confidence i(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor visits the RCSI stand at the ‘Irish Times’ Higher Options event in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said she is happy to forgo a salary increase for her new role as a super junior Mini(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham is the chief signatory of the letter, which takes issue with the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior judges have compared reforms to judicial appointments championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to choosing a cardiac surgeon on the opin(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said  “ideology has nothing to do” with solving the housing crisis, and that all potential solutions will be examined

The Attorney General has been asked to examine if new powers of compulsory purchase are needed to help tackle the housing crisis. Séamus Woulfe is u(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is calling on the attorney general to end delays in publishing a regulation critical to the construction of Dublin Airport’s second runway. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is calling on the attorney general to end delays in publishing a regulation critical to the construction of Du(...)

Retiring in August: Chief Justice Susan Denham. Photograph: Aidan Crawley  Chief Justice Susan Denham is retiring in August. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The next chief justice will not be appointed before Ms Justice Susan Denham retires from the post in August, it has emerged. Instead, senior Governme(...)

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