A dose of the backbench blues
Inside Politics: Varadkar was unable to mine a seam of female talent due to his ban on favouring those elected in 2016
Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with new Ministers of State. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times
Hasn’t it always been thus?
The fresh-faced new leader poses with his hand-picked ensemble cast on the steps of Government Buildings.