Pearse Doherty: key focus is the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said he believes there is no other way to provide abortion in the cases of rape and incest without allowing for termin(...)

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(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: It would have been “wholly wrong” of Ms Fitzgerald to involve herself in the workings of a commission of inquiry, says Ms McPhillips.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Justice has insisted it could not have objected to the legal strategy being pursued by the former Garda commissioner against a whist(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he understood the Charleton tribunal could investigate the Department of Justice. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Charleton tribunal has the powers to investigate recent revelations relating to the Department of Justice, the Dáil has been told. Minister for J(...)

Simon Harris insisted it was not the role of the Dáil to hold a “parallel process” or conduct its own “kangaroo court”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ministers rallied around Frances Fitzgerald on Thursday as the Opposition parties moved to remove the Tánaiste from her position. Ms Fitzgerald has f(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government was in crisis and the State of the verge of a general election on Thursday night as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused a Fianna Fáil demand(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Fina(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: said the Bill conflicts with the work of the Commission on the Future of Policing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to reject proposals to give the Policing Authority the power to sack individual gardaí and have greater oversight of the Garda Commi(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

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