‘I’m a proper northsider,’ Leo Varadkar told listeners on ‘Sunday With Miriam’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few minutes into his interview with Miriam O’Callaghan, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar drops his bombshell. It’s a piece of personal information t(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said she was ‘full of admiration’ for the way Minister for Health Leo Varadkar disclosed his sexuality publicly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton said she was “full of admiration” for the manner in which her constituency colleague Leo Varadkar disclosed he was gay. The Tánai(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar should be congratulated on his announcement – and left to get on with his job. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s decision to disclose that he is gay is an important personal choice for him but it is also a political moment, as n(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  at the RTÉ Radio centre for The Miriam O’Callaghan Show. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he wants to be an “equal citizen in my own country” and intends speaking further about his sexuality as the(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Miriam O’Callaghan in the RTÉ Radio Centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leo Varadkar was a teenager when he came out as openly Fine Gael. The early signs were there. His mother now understands why, at the tender age of sev(...)

‘Leo Varadkar’s brave interview will be seen as a significant moment in Irish society.’Pictured is the Minister for Health  with Miriam O’Callaghan in RTE Radio studios. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leo Varadkar’s brave interview will be seen as a significant moment in Irish society, a future clip on ‘Reeling in the Years’ which will provide a sig(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with  with Miriam O’Callaghan in RTÉ Radio studios on Sunday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) saluted the courage of the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Sunday after he talked publicly for the fir(...)

Chris O’Dowd: toe-curling interview with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: Getty Images

For a bona fide celebrity like Chris O’Dowd, embarrassing encounters with fans are presumably an inevitable byproduct of success: awkward as it surely(...)

On day three of Electric Picnic a middle-aged man with a trilby, patchwork waistcoat and bushy beard is telling his friend how he’s bearing up. “It(...)

 Author John Banville with Miriam O’Callaghan   at Mindfields during Electric Picnic 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Sum up the Electric Picnic in three words Sense of community. Best festival experience/memory as a punter? Elbow late at night at Electric Picnic a fe(...)