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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(...)

The exterior of the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott St in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Dublin city councillors are to meet on Wednesday to discuss plans to sell the former Magdalene laundry at Seán McDermott Street to a Japanese hotel ch(...)

The government suffers its first defeat over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after MPs support a Tory rebel amendment for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May maintains she is still on course to deliver Brexit after Wednesday’s humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on the EU (Withdrawal) Bi(...)

Jack O’Connor: Will put his name forward at a Labour selection convention in Wicklow

Jack O’Connor stepped down as Siptu president on Thursday. One of the most recognisable faces of the union movement in Ireland, Mr O’Connor served t(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly: claims he was warned to “watch his communications” because of his contacts with individuals in relation to the Garda. Photograph:   Eric Luke

A claim by Labour Party TD Alan Kelly that his “communications” may be under surveillance by the Garda is to be investigated by a High Court judge. M(...)

Repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution was proposed by Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan and passed overwhelmingly with the support of 13 other members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment spent over three hours voting on individual recommendations for their final report. The first propos(...)

Senator Catherine Noone (Fine Gael) chairwoman of the Oireachtas  Committee on the Eighth Amendment speaks to committee officials during its meeting on Wednesday.

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment has agreed to recommend a series of changes to abortion laws, including access to terminations withou(...)

Protesters on both sides of the abortion divide outside the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

What is happening today? The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will today vote on its final recommendations. It is expected it will propo(...)

 Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has been strongly criticised for comments made about Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone. Mr McGrath was asked about the(...)

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