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Comment: The numbers game on abortion

Comment: The numbers game on abortion

The special Oireachtas committee will now consider the Citizens Assembly recommendations - and that means party politics come back into the picture

'The Labour Party will see a recovery at the next election, whenever it comes'

'The Labour Party will see a recovery at the next election, whenever it comes'

In her first wide-ranging interview since stepping down as Labour leader, Joan Burton talks about her relationship with Enda Kenny, her former deputy leader Alan Kelly – and how she still believes that her party has a future

Fianna Fáil and their leader doth protest too much

Fianna Fáil and their leader doth protest too much

If the figures after a general election come remotely close to Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin being able to form a government, it will happen

Labour pains: the rebuilding of a political movement

Labour pains: the rebuilding of a political movement

The Labour Party's fortunes hinge on something far more fundamental than who the leader is

Michael McDowell: Theresa May has condemned the North to a political no-man’s land

Michael McDowell: Theresa May has condemned the North to a political no-man’s land

The British Prime Minister's decision to hold a snap election shows almost complete contempt for the political situation in Northern Ireland

Eoin Ó Broin: Varadkar’s figures just don’t add up

Eoin Ó Broin: Varadkar’s figures just don’t add up

Leo Varadkar's divisive campaign based on figures of unclear origin is right-wing Thatcherism at its very worst

Kenny ‘will go in a few weeks’

Kenny ‘will go in a few weeks’

• Coveney and Varadkar advance preparations for Fine Gael leadership tussle

More Soc Dems strife as ex-candidate quits

More Soc Dems strife as ex-candidate quits

Claims of growing dissatisfaction within the ranks over its leadership

Recruitment begins for director of new Oireachtas budget office

Recruitment begins for director of new Oireachtas budget office

Position will command salary of up to €143,000

Stephen Kinsella: May has left Ireland with volatility and the prospect of a nearer hard Brexit

Stephen Kinsella: May has left Ireland with volatility and the prospect of a nearer hard Brexit

In the wake of Britain's snap election, Ireland's ability to adjust in the face of uncertainty like this is probably our greatest asset

Theresa May is surfing a wave before tide finally goes out

Theresa May is surfing a wave before tide finally goes out

Not only can the British Prime Minister not lose, she can’t fail to win big – but things will never be this easy for her again

May’s gamble lets the North know exactly where it stands in Westminster

May’s gamble lets the North know exactly where it stands in Westminster

The calling of a snap election in Britain has scattered the North’s power-sharing talks to the four winds

Kelly marks Howlin’s card

Kelly marks Howlin’s card

Colleagues in Labour feel he should have been allowed run for leadership, claims Kelly

Mary Regan: Why the new maternity hospital has been a difficult delivery

Mary Regan: Why the new maternity hospital has been a difficult delivery

Everyone is asking why the nuns want to run a maternity hospital. But perhaps the real question should be, why would the state want to allow them?

Conservatives' big lead, Labour exodus and Farage favours Europe

Conservatives' big lead, Labour exodus and Farage favours Europe

What's been happening in the early days of the British election campaign?