President Higgins, Sir Tim Laurence, former German president Horst Kohler and British Prime Minister David Cameron lay wreaths

Higgins lays wreath at Somme anniversary event

01 Jul President Michael D Higgins has laid a wreath on behalf of the Irish people at an event at the Thiepval Memorial in northern France marking 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

John Halligan says he wants a free vote on the abortion amendment

Halligan will not oppose foetal bill amendment

01 Jul Junior minister John Halligan has said he will not vote against Mick Wallace's bill to allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities but said he has yet to make up his mind on whether to abstain.