There is a lingering suspicion that everybody in Thursday’s TV leaders debate was administered a high dose of adrenaline as they entered the studio. All were out of the blocks as if they’d been pumped up on something, and none more so than co-presenter Ivan Yates.
Fianna Fáil TD and Ireland South MEP election candidate Billy Kelleher has been accused of "selling out" traditional pro-life party support over his decision to back the removal of the eighth amendment.
Government chief whip Joe McHugh has become the third senior Government member to publicly say he has “concerns” over plans to allow unrestricted access to abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy and cannot yet support the potential law.
Solidarity-People Before Profit has ruled Sinn Féin out of any future broad-left coalition after accusing the party of “leaning in a rightward direction” by remaining open to a deal with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.
The head of the gardaí’s internal audit unit has said his “direct superiors” tried to block a probe into the Garda college scandal, “withheld” information and tried to “undermine” his position when the inquiry began.