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Sinn Fé
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in finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the Government was peddling the same policie
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s which Minister for Finance Michael Noonan himself had said were counterproductive when he was on the Opposition benches.

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said there were echoes of the 1913 Lockout in the budget. He said the budget was being delivered in a year (...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “One must ask fundamental questions about whether someone was not doing his or her job or not doing it properly.”

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has raised the possibility of amalgamating some of the State’s 19 maternity hospitals in the aftermath of the report on the dea(...)

Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore asked what the reaction would be if Minister for Health Dr James Reilly came into the Dáil and said he wanted a smaller number of better equipped and better quality maternity hospitals. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said retaining all of the States 19 maternity hospitals should be considered following the report on the death of Savita H(...)

It is understood that Donegal TD Pearse Doherty had argued strongly for a Yes vote.

Sinn Féin has dismissed suggestions of major internal differences over its decision to campaign for a Yes vote in the referendum campaign. Seve(...)

Under planned operating terms, the licensee will have greater flexibility to operate online. Currently the business
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under 3 per cent of its revenue from online sales, substantially less than operators in other jurisdictions.

An Post and UK operator, Camelot, have won the licence to run the National Lottery under a new 20-year contract that will allow for a greater shift(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed with the response of the religious congregations regarding former residents of Magdalene laundries and urged them to reconsider the approach they were taking. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The four religious congregations that ran the Magdalene laundries had a “moral and ethical’’ obligation to contribute to the fund to recompense former(...)

Basil McCrea said he could see the strategic benefits for Sinn Féin in calling for a Border poll in that it would set in train a series of such polls every seven years. Photograph: Pacemaker

Holding a border poll now would be deeply divisive and have a polarising effect on the two communities in Northern Ireland and would ultimately be cou(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said he did not accept that arrangements for communication had been withdrawn.

The Attorney General had written to the Chief Justice on matters relating to communications with the judiciary last month, Tao(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD addresses the party’s árdfheis. She urged party members to vote in favour of a motion allowing them to vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience. Photograph: Sinn Féin.

Abortion poses the biggest threat to the unity of Sinn Féin since the peace process, the party's ardfheis has been told as delegates voted agai(...)

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