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 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  warned against negotiators rushing to microphones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the only credible means of addressing Northern Ireland’s economic needs post-Brexit was for it to become a (...)

Micheál Martin  is a cautious politician and will not want to needlessly make enemies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Between here and summer, political argument above ground will be dominated by abortion. Below, the tectonic plates will be moving in anticipation of t(...)

 Peter Sutherland foretold in 1983 of unintended legal consequences, medical uncertainty and unpredictable Supreme Court rulings arising from the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Jack McManus

Peter Sutherland, whose funeral took place this week, was a central figure in the drama surrounding the introduction of the Eighth Amendment of the Co(...)

Almost half of all TDs (46%) are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, while 15% said they are opposed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Oireachtas members look set to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and a likely Dáil vote is on course to pass with a large majority, according to(...)

The Dáil resumes on Tuesday after the Christmas break and one topic above all is set to dominate the coming session – the proposal to remove the const(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the out-patient waiting list remained ‘a big challenge that needs to be addressed’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are now more than 500,000 people waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a hospital consultant, new figures show. The National Treatment(...)

Almost half of all TDs said they were in favour of repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

For many months, Irish Times/Ipsos polls have shown an overwhelming majority of the public are in favour of at least some liberalisation of Ireland’s(...)

Professor Fergal Malone said his experience as a doctor showed it was “not a given” that parents will opt for a termination if their unborn child is to be born with a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “fallacy and a myth” to suggest that a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome leads automatically to abortion, the master of the Rotunda Hospital(...)

The Government’s move to offer €20,000 tax rebates to help first-time homebuyers purchase properties has led to a 50% increase in the number of such buyers getting on the property ladder. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Government’s move to offer €20,000 tax rebates to help first-time homebuyers purchase properties has led to a 50 per cent increase in the number o(...)

Fianna Fáil would invest all Nama’s profits – estimated to be about €3 billion – in house building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new State authority that would be set up for a three-year period to drive the construction of 90,000 homes will be a key plank of the Fianna Fáil ma(...)

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