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Why Martin changed course

Why Martin changed course

Last week, Micheál Martin stunned the country by giving a speech in which he called for the Eighth Amendment to be repealed, reversing almost a century of Fianna Fáil policy. Why did he do it?

Leo’s Euro line is a work in progress

Leo’s Euro line is a work in progress

Leo Varadkar’s trip to the European Parliament last week told us much about his stance on various issues affecting the continent

Let’s stop playing politics with the past

Let’s stop playing politics with the past

We need to learn from the McElduff debacle – but, too often, commentary on important issues has a clear political motivation

Scotland to push for similar European deal to the North

Scotland to push for similar European deal to the North

Scotland is arguing that it should be allowed to explore ways of staying in the single market and customs union even if the rest of Britain leaves

Brexit's three-dimensional chess game

Brexit's three-dimensional chess game

Did Boris Johnson inadvertently signal his own abandonment of a hard Brexit by floating his English Channel bridge idea?

Key Brexit negotiator: Britain could yet hold new referendum

Key Brexit negotiator: Britain could yet hold new referendum

Rory Montgomery, a senior official in the Department of Foreign Affairs, told an audience in Dublin last week that he was interested to see what would happen if British MPs rejected the withdrawal agreement

Hello, Mary Lou: SF confirms McDonald as its new leader

Hello, Mary Lou: SF confirms McDonald as its new leader

Despite being the only nominee, she will have to go through the process of being formally elected as Gerry Adams's successor at a special ard fheis in Dublin on February 10

Brexit not the only game in town

Brexit not the only game in town

Most MEPs are happy to support Ireland on Brexit

A fact-based abortion debate is in the country’s interests

A fact-based abortion debate is in the country’s interests

The 'enough of experts' view seen in the Brexit debate must not be allowed to take hold in Ireland when a life and death issue like abortion is being debated

Councillors warned on flood plain plan ahead of vote

Councillors warned on flood plain plan ahead of vote

Minister of State Kevin 'Boxer' Moran urges Wicklow County Council to learn from the mistakes of the past

Political Quiz 2017

Political Quiz 2017

Full list of questions and answers

Decision time for Varadkar on abortion

Decision time for Varadkar on abortion

The Taoiseach is set to change tack on abortion in the coming weeks. But will the country follow him?

Garda overtime bill paid by cuts to IT and squad car upkeep

Garda overtime bill paid by cuts to IT and squad car upkeep

Original budget allocation ran out in August as final bill for 2017 hit €130 million; l €10,000 a year average overtime pay per garda

Spectre of snap election sent TDs and senators into a printing frenzy

Spectre of snap election sent TDs and senators into a printing frenzy

Figures were obtained by The Sunday Business Post under the Freedom of Information Act

Hugh O'Connell: Restoring power sharing is a must

Hugh O'Connell: Restoring power sharing is a must

Theresa May’s choice to be the new Northern Secretary of State is an MP who has never been to the North