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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said there would also be a new offence of coercive control under the Domestic Violence Bill 2017.

Domestic violence legislation introduced in the Dáil by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan provides for a new criminal offence of forced marriage. (...)

 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fewer than 20 TDs turned up to a debate on child homelessness in the Dáil on Friday morning. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy was one of three memb(...)

Speaking in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said he would wait to hear the views of Fine Gael in the new year before the Government decided on a course of action. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have stopped short of publicly supporting the final recommendations of the Oireachtas com(...)

The 24 heads of state who are members of the Defence Permanent Structured Co-operation (Pesco), on the side of the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Ireland has formally joined Pesco, the new European defence co-operation mechanism, days after a Dáil vote endorsing the move. EU leaders meeting a(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin found itself in an uncomfortable situation this week, as it was outmanoeuvred by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on the issue of abortion. The tw(...)

Sign language users will soon be able to access State services in their native language. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has passed legislation giving State recognition to sign language used by the deaf. It will now be designated as a native and independent la(...)

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 Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: Nothing that commits the EU to a specific Brexit time period. Photograph: The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU could take four to five years, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. He told the Dáil on T(...)

Mortgage debt campaigner David Hall has initiated a lawsuit against the Minister for Finance  for allegedly failing to have proper oversight over €222.5 million of fees tied to IBRC’s liquidation up until last February.

The special liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation turned down an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC)(...)

Declan Ganley:  Denis O’Brien claims the Galway-based telecoms businessman is the man behind a  dossier at the heart of his legal action against Red Flag Consulting.  Photograph: Getty Images

Denis O’Brien has breathed new life into his legal action against Red Flag Consulting by claiming that Declan Ganley, a Galway-based telecoms business(...)

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