Leo Varadkar said the figure is in line with what was expected

26 terminations carried out under Act in 2014

29 Jun There were 26 terminations of pregnancy last year under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, according to a HSE report on its operation being laid before the Dáil today.

Athens has been negotiating to get another €7.2bn in bailout funds from the IMF and EU

What happens if Greece defaults on IMF?

29 Jun Greece could take a risky step into the unknown tomorrow if it misses, as expected, a €1.5 billion euro debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.

The Dalai Lama addresses an audience in the Stone Circle on the fifth day of Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama addresses Glastonbury crowds

28 Jun The Dalai Lama has spoken passionately about the need for schools and universities to give a moral education to children as he appeared at Glastonbury Festival for the first time.

Ahjead of the ruling, there were 13 state bans in place, while another state, Alabama, had contested a court ruling that lifted the ban there

US Supreme Court backs gay marriage

26 Jun The US Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.

It is understood the Public Accounts Committee was told that it could be open to legal action if the material was circulated

PAC will not be shown Ansbacher correspondence

25 Jun Legal advisors have decided that new correspondence sent to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee by an official in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation cannot be shown to members.

Kieran McCarthy claims to have the support of the majority of party members in the Cork East constituency

Expelled SF Cllr may stand as Independent

25 Jun Cobh Co Councillor Kieran McCarthy, who was expelled from Sinn Féin earlier this week following an internal investigation, has said he is considering contesting the next general election as an Independent.

The letter relates to an investigation by Revenue into Ansbacher account holders

PAC gets letter on Ansbacher account holders

24 Jun Legal advice has been sought on new correspondence sent to the Public Accounts Committee by an official in the Department of Jobs, who previously sent a file to members alleging tax evasion by former politicians.

148 delegates voted and it is understood there was only a small number of votes between them

Heney wins FF Dublin Bay North nomination

24 Jun Cllr Deirdre Heney will contest the Dublin Bay North constituency for Fianna Fáil after beating Cllr Sean Haughey at the party's selection convention tonight.

President Obama held a phone call with his French counterpart earlier

US committed to ending 'unacceptable' practices

24 Jun US President Barack Obama has reiterated his country's commitment to end past practices that were considered "unacceptable" by its allies in a phone call with French counterpart Francois Hollande.

The NSA reportedly spied on French presidents during a period of at least six years between 2006 until May 2012

US agency 'spied on last three French presidents'

23 Jun The US National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande according to WikiLeaks, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical documents.

Alexis Tsipras will meet the leaders of the country's international creditors tomorrow

Greek PM to meet creditors in Brussels

23 Jun Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to meet the leaders of the country's international creditors tomorrow in Brussels, a government official said.