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Eighth Amendment is a relic of harsh times for women

Ireland cannot be said to be a different place until amendment is removed

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'Ireland's abortion laws are too restrictive and need to be liberalised', says Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he believes Ireland's abortion laws are "too restrictive and need to be liberalised".

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Blunder sees Shane Ross almost vote against his own drink-driving crackdown in the Dáil

Transport Minister Shane Ross almost voted against his own drink-driving crackdown by accident in the Dáil this afternoon.

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Shane Ross accidentally votes against own drink-driving bill in Dáil

Minister For Transport Shane Ross appears to have accidentally voted against his own bill in the Dail today.<p>The Road Traffic Bill, which includes …

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"We should remove the Eighth Amendment" - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Source: cianan<p>FIANNA FÁIL LEADER Micheál Martin has said that he believes the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution needs to be removed.<p>Martin said he …

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'I regret my language', says DUP's Brexit spokesman who called Varadkar a 'nutcase'

A Democratic Unionist MP has rolled back on controversial comments in which he branded Taoiseach Leo Varadkar a "nutcase".

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Doherty to introduce proposal aimed at fixing pension anomaly

The Social Protection Minister is to bring a proposal to Cabinet next week aimed at fixing a pension anomaly which affects over 40,000 people.<p>Changes …

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Shane Ross accidentally votes against own drink-driving Bill

Transport Minister Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving Bill in the Dáil this afternoon, <i>writes Political Reporter Elaine</i> …

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Latest: Tracker mortgage scandal to cost close to €1bn; Victims to be compensated 'by end of June'

<b>Update - 11.32am:</b> All those hit by the tracker mortgage scandal should have their money back and compensation paid by the end of June.<p>The governor of …

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DUP lawmaker slams ‘nutcase’ Irish prime minister

LONDON — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was accused on Wednesday of being naive, inexperienced and arrogant for siding with European Union …


Healy-Rae says his views on abortion will never change

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Chief executive’s salary was 10% of charity's total spending, Dáil told

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Section 39 workers deserve respect and pay restoration

17 January 2018<p>Statement by Alan Kelly TD <b><br>Spokesperson on Health</b><p>Speaking in advance of the Dáil debate, Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, …

Jeremy Corbyn

Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on the Report of the 8th Amendment Committee

17 January 2018<p>Speech by Brendan Howlin TD <b><br>Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland</b><p>On Wednesday 4th May 1983, then …

Rights & Freedoms

Agency connected to successful Brexit leave campaign hired by Irish anti-abortion group

It is reported an anti-abortion campaign group has hired a political consultancy linked to the Brexit leave campaign.<p>The Ireland edition of The Times …

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Harris raises Kerry babies and Lovett cases in abortion debate

Minister for Health: 3,265 women from every county had travelled abroad for abortions last year<p>about 11 hours ago Updated: about 5 hours …

Rights & Freedoms

Taoiseach warns law on 12-week abortions might fail in Oireachtas

Rights & Freedoms

How Brexit has reopened old wounds on both sides of the Irish border

The Irish Question has returned and endangered the peace process.<p>On 24 June 2016, shortly after the Leave victory in the European Union referendum …


No one gets up earlier than the Irish farmer - Taoiseach says 'thanks' for sector's economic contribution

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar drew on his 'funny' name and farming relations when addressing the IFA AGM in Dublin today, and said that as a champion …

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We must deal with reality of abortion, Harris to tell Dáil

Abortion is already a reality in Ireland and needs to be dealt with through legislation, Health Minister Simon Harris will tell the Dáil today.

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Inner City Helping Homeless to hand letter of protest to Taoiseach

Campaigners are planning to hand a letter of protest to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today at Government buildings to highlight child homelessness.<p>The …

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Taoiseach refuses to say whether he’ll meet victims of Bill Kenneally

The Taoiseach has refused to say if he’ll meet the victims of paedophile Bill Kenneally.<p>Leo Varadkar says he hopes a Commission of Investigation into …

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Latest: Hospital trolley crisis ‘not defensible’, says Varadkar

There are 541 patients waiting for hospital beds around the country today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.<p>That is nearly 40 …

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Brexit, 8th Amendment, drink driving and trolley crisis top agenda for returning TDs

The Dáil returns today after the Christmas break with Brexit, drink driving and the trolley crisis topping the agenda at the start of a busy …

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Strike 4 Repeal Assembly To Be Held Outside Dáil Éireann

Strike 4 Repeal are calling for people to participate in a ‘Strike Assembly’ outside the Dáil this Wednesday 17th January from 5 pm, to watch a live …


Irish bishop warns against thinking sexual abuse crisis is "behind us"

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – A bishop in Ireland is warning that the greatest danger in the fight against abuse is to “relax and believe that the …

Enda Kenny

Opinion: Making sense of a changed political landscape will test our politicians

When a Limerick city friend of mine was jilted by a rather good-looking young woman from nearby Co Clare there was, let's say, a limited amount of …

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Citizens' Assembly to decide on referendum recommendations

The Citizens Assembly will decide today what recommendations it will send to the Oireachtas on how we run referendums.<p>A range of issues relating to …

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Irish father and daughter stranded in Ghana after airline row

Irish citizens were refused permission to board flight after disputing extra fee for luggage<p>about 4 hours ago<p>An Irish woman and her father were left …


Health crisis will not be solved by money alone

If health staff do not change the way they work, then the system cannot change<p>about 17 hours ago<p>Most governments are resigned to being kicked around …

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