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.

Norbert Hofer (L) lost the election to Alexander Van der Bellen (R) by less than 1% of the vote

Austrian court annuls presidential election result

01 Jul Austria's presidential run-off election must be held again, the country's Constitutional Court has ruled, handing the Freedom Party's candidate another chance to become the first far-right head of state in the EU.

Activists march in Manila to show support for Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte sworn in as Philippines' president

30 Jun Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president, saying he would wage a "relentless" and "sustained" battle against crime and warned officials that he would not tolerate corruption.

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said dissidents want to target officers from the PSNI, army and prison service

27 paramilitary-style NI attacks in 2016: Villiers

30 Jun There have been 27 paramilitary-style attacks in Northern Ireland so far this year amid heightened concerns about the risk posed by dissident republicanism, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.

Ruth Smeeth said Jeremy Corbyn had shown a 'catastrophic failure of leadership'

Labour under Corbyn 'not safe' for British Jews

30 Jun A Labour MP has claimed the party "cannot be a safe space" for British Jews after Jeremy Corbyn failed to intervene when she was verbally abused by one of his grassroots supporters at a press conference.

Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed Nicola Sturgeon to Brussels

'If the UK leaves, Scotland leaves' - Spanish PM

29 Jun Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she was given a "sympathetic" hearing in Brussels when making her case for finding a way to keep Scotland in the European Union after Britain voted to leave the bloc last week.

TV licence evasion is three times higher in Ireland than in the UK and Germany

Revenue may help prevent TV licence evasion

29 Jun Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has indicated he will look into asking the Revenue Commissioners to help prevent people evading payment of their television licence.

David Cameron said he did not regret holding the referendum

Juncker says Britain must act on Brexit

28 Jun Britain does not have "months to meditate" on the next steps following the Brexit vote, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said tonight.

Millions of Britons have reacted with shock after the country voted last week to leave the EU by 52% to 48%

More calls for second EU referendum in Britain

28 Jun Two MPs have begun moves to secure a second referendum on Britain leaving the European Union, saying that voters must be given a chance to approve or reject the country's exit plan before formal negotiations begin.