Vote of confidence in our troubled political system

Long after the chants of ‘Simon, Simon’ have faded, the referendum’s political fallout will be far-reaching, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell. ...

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How an abortion regime will operate

It has been agreed that terminations here should be fully integrated into the health system, says Alison O’Connor.

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Crozier has now gone the way of the shillelagh

TP O’Mahony charts the decline of the power of the Catholic Church, but cautions against a dangerous moral vacuum that may be left in its wake.

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#8thRef result will prompt much soul searching among the political classes

All age groups, social classes and regions have come full circle from the religious-dominated climate of 1983, suggests Political Correspondent Fiachra Ó ...

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Referendum vote is "Ireland's second chance": Leo Varadkar's speech in full

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has heralded Ireland's landslide abortion referendum as a "quiet revolution" which has brought Ireland into the modern era and thrown off ...

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A sweeping mandate: Focus moves to enacting legislation

Friday’s vote was the most seismic break with the past since we voted, in May 1972, to join the European Economic Community.

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Ambitious housing targets: Urgency needed on home crisis

There were, according to Focus Ireland, 9,681 people homeless at the end of March.

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Denuclearisation talks: A ray of hope

The assertion by the two Korean leaders, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, after an unexpected meeting on Saturday that North Korea is committed to “complete denuclearisation” ...

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Readers blog: Keeping rate of abortion low following legislation

For the second time in three years, Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of progressive social change.

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Reader's Blog: Shame on Rónán Mullen for his attitudes to mental health

How difficult it must have been for those living with mental health issues, to hear Ronan Mullen dismiss their condition with the words “mental health has ...

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