Tue, 07 Apr, 2020
A few weeks ago in this column I went to town on how wonderful our democracy is. I wrote lovingly of our Single Transferrable Votes and the accuracy with which they reflect our choices.
Sun, 08 Mar, 2020
The Government is blocking long-sought corporate manslaughter laws that would potentially see senior officials responsible for the cervical cancer tests scandal and other crises jailed because “the system is looking after itself”, it has been claimed.
Tue, 08 May, 2018
Pro-life groups opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment represent “the last sting of a dying wasp” and will be defeated in the same way they lost the contraception, divorce, and marriage equality wars, pro-choice politicians have said.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018
The exact wording of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be officially signed off on by the Cabinet next week, paving the way for the straight repeal or retain question to be ratified by the Dáil and Seanad.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
Education Minister Richard Bruton has admitted the Cabinet is divided on plans to potentially allow unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, saying ministers’ views “reflect the people at large”.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
The Office of the Attorney General yesterday backed Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s decision to take no action when she was told of the Garda legal team’s alleged strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe in May 2015.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017
Environment Minister Denis Naughten has urged opposition parties to fully support the Government’s pay-by-weight bin charges reforms after claiming some people are using the existing system to put “dead animals” in recycling bins.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2017