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John Bruton: “Does the right to human life not extend to humans before birth?”

Current debate on abortion in Ireland lacks the clarity that preceded the 1983 referendum, which saw the Eighth Amendment inserted into the Constituti(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the issuing of profiles of achievement marked an an important moment in the reform of the junior cycle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of students who sat their Junior Cert earlier this year are set to receive the first ever State-recognised awards for extracurricular activi(...)

The Special Needs Parents’ Association said it is troubled by the language used given the State’s obligation to provide education to all young people. File photograph: Getty Images

Parents of children with special needs have criticised “dangerous and insensitive” comments by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and his officials(...)

Students at Belvedere College, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Parents who have put down their children’s names years in advance for fee-paying secondary schools will lose their advantage under new legislation whi(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s initiative aims to increase the number of multidenominational schools and will involve the State leasing properties from Catholic bishops or trusts linked to the church. Photograph: Alan Betson

Educate Together, the main provider of multidenominational education, says new plans to transfer patronage away from hundreds of religious schools are(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin estimates just 5 per cent of Catholic primary schools in Dublin are oversubscribed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Up to 10 per cent of places in Catholic schools should be set aside for unbaptised children or those of minority faiths, according to a new group of C(...)

PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke with former UK prime minister Gordon Brown  in Dublin. Mr Brown said: “The UK and Ireland are so closely interconnected as members and partners in the European Union that a British exit from the European Union would hurt both.” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Former taoiseach John Bruton says the UK will suffer a major loss of influence on the global economy if it votes to leave the EU. He said membershi(...)

John Bruton: making representations to Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner. Photograph: David Sleator

Religious leaders and a former taoiseach have called for access to religious services to be prioritised over 1916 centenary commemorations in Dublin o(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton. “We are getting traction on the trade side and the investment side. Things are heading in the right direction”

China is a challenging but rewarding market for Irish companies, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said during a visit to (...)

The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

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