Michael D Higgins and   Leo Varadkar  with  Mr Justice Frank Clarke (L) as he was appointed  Chief Justice of Ireland and President of the Supreme Court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is waiting to see if President Michael D Higgins renominates himself for the position before thinking about other c(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen, who was conferred an honorary degree by the National University of Ireland, with former taoiseach Bertie Ahern after the conferring ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

The founding president of University of Limerick (UL) plans to hand back his honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland (NUI) in prote(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

This week marks the end of an eventful political term, with the Cabinet holding its last meeting until after the August break on Wednesday. Most poli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: believes public and political debate is riven by misconceptions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the end of The Candidate, the 1972 Oscar-winning film about a no-hoper candidate for the US senate who pulls off a famous victory, there is a momen(...)

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Millennials are often written off as entitled, social-media obsessed, work-shy snowflakes.But this cohort of people in their 20s and 30s was one of th(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

 Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen who was conferred the honorary degree Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the National University of Ireland, meeting former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern after the conferring ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has strongly criticised the EU for its behaviour towards Ireland during the financial crisis. Mr Cowen accused the EU of(...)

Famously abrasive: Vincent Browne will interview Leo Varadkar in the second-last edition of TV3’s Tonight programme

Leo Varadkar is to be interviewed by Vincent Browne on TV3 on Wednesday, the second-last edition of the station’s Tonight programme the veteran broadc(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

Will the changing of the guard herald a more serious approach to meeting our emissions targets? Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

The rise of Sinn Féin in Ireland was dramatically underlined 100 years ago this month with the election of Éamon de Valera in the Clare East by-electi(...)