Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams meets then US president Bill Clinton in the in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on St Patrick’s Day, 2000. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

Transcripts released by the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas to The Irish Times present a fascinating insight into the role played by Bill Cli(...)

‘Asked about a newspaper story that reported tensions between the British and Irish governments, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar let rip.’ Photograph: Collins

The Twitter bio of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says, among other things, that he “has been known to talk too much”. It’s one of the reasons why he has bee(...)

 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(...)

US president Bill Clinton and Gerry Adams in 2000 in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

The extent of Bill Clinton’s involvement in the tortuous early days of the Northern Irish peace process is revealed in a series of transcripts of tele(...)

David Trimble, Bill Clinton, Seamus Mallon and Tony Blair at Stormont in 2000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Transcripts of telephone calls between the former US president Bill Clinton and participants in the Northern Ireland peace process show Mr Clinton was(...)

HSE chief executive Tony O’Brien pointed to the reform of cancer care in the 2000s. “A lot of unpopular and hard decisions were made at that time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The health service is still dogged by a lack of political support for difficult decisions about services in smaller hospitals, HSE chief Tony O’Brien (...)

Micheál Martin: “The history of the Irish revolution belongs to no party.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin used a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Éamon de Valera’s election to the House of Commons in a famous by-e(...)

Paschal Donohoe: many of the economic choices facing the State will fall to him. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The MacGill Summer School, held annually in Glenties, Co Donegal, and which has been taking place all this week, is easy to parody. Official Ireland t(...)

Garda overtime pay, which was cut heavily during the worst of the economic crisis, is now rising significantly again on the back of efforts to tackle gangland crime. File photograph: Getty Images

An Garda Síochána has failed to fulfil commitments to increase the number of civilians it employs, the Department of Public Expenditure has found. Th(...)

The Government is alarmed by  the rising cost of special needs education. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A sharp increase in the numbers of school pupils diagnosed with autism since 2011 is among the factors that has led to a huge jump in the budget for s(...)