• Abortion Bill passes final stage in the Oireachtas
    The Abortion Bill has passed all stages of the Oireachtas.27 senators voted in favour of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 and five against.The Bill will now be presented to the President for signature. Speaking as the Bill completed its passage in the Seanad, Health Minister Simon Harris said: "This is a genuinely historic moment. It paves… ... more
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  • Varadkar: General election not in Ireland’s interest
    A general election in the mouth of Brexit would not have been in Ireland’s interest, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.Renewal of the main opposition party Fianna Fail’s confidence and supply parliamentary arrangement with Mr Varadkar’s Fine Gael-led administration ensures Ireland avoids a poll in the months around the UK’s planned EU exit.It entails support for legislation implementing next year’s budget and… ... more
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  • Outgoing FA chief Martin Glenn proud of England successes an...
    Martin Glenn believes he is leaving the Football Association in rude health after announcing his resignation as chief executive.Glenn, who joined the governing body in May 2015, will depart at the end of the 2018/19 season.The 58-year-old was credited in an FA statement with helping to create a culture around the England teams which “led to an unprecedented period of… ... more
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  • Tánaiste says backstop needed but he hopes it will not be u...
    There is no other credible fall-back solution to replace the backstop that would allay Irish fears of seeing a “corrosive” hard border on the island of Ireland, the minister for foreign affairs has said.Simon Coveney told a parliamentary committee on Thursday that, even though the Government did not want to use the insurance mechanism contained in the draft withdrawal agreement,… ... more
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  • Taoiseach: Irish border backstop not up for re-negotiation
    The Irish border backstop is not on the table for re-negotiation, Leo Varadkar has said.The Taoiseach held a lengthy one-to-one meeting with Theresa May ahead of the main European Council summit of leaders in Brussels on Thursday.He said that while the EU was keen to assist the Prime Minister, it could not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.