Most people have done things they regret when intoxicated.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there is something seriously wrong with the way the State runs and organises the health service. He said Ireland had (...)

The Simon Community tweeted: “Other countries use a broader definition of homelessness when gathering their statistics.” File photograph: Getty Images

A claim by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland’s rate of homelessness is not high by international standards has drawn criticism from homeless organis(...)

Leo Varadkar during his leadership campaign launch earlier this year. Friday night’s speech at the Fine Gael National Conference will be a test of his appeal to younger voters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At the Fine Gael “think-in” in September, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took a slight cut at his predecessor Enda Kenny by saying his ardfheis speeches were (...)

Séamus Morris: “Having been subjected to a litany of bullying behaviour by some party members seeking to stymie honesty and transparency, I cannot continue to support or be a member of the Sinn Féin party,” he said.

Tipperary councillor Séamus Morris has officially resigned from Sinn Féin over a long-running dispute which has drawn the spotlight on alleged inciden(...)

Photograph:  Joe St Leger

Banks which wrongly switched customers from tracker to variable mortgages will be liable to pay millions of euro to the Revenue Commissioners for over(...)

Harlad Malmgren and daughter Pippa: special advisers to many US presidents

Meet the Malmgrens. You might not have heard of them but they are members of an extraordinary family. Harald Malmgren was a senior adviser to four co(...)

 Simon Harris is understood to be willing to make  minor adjustments  to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he is willing to make two key changes to new alcohol legislation to assuage concerns expressed by Fine Gael (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wearing a shamrock poppy badge while speaking at the Dáil.

A senior Minister said there “should be absolutely no controversy in a mature Republic” over Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wearing the poppy emblem. Minist(...)

The Paradise Papers have revealed how people secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Photograph: EPA

“It’s the rich wot get the pleasure, it’s the poor wot get the pain,” goes the old saying. And over the past number of days we have been learning th(...)

Sean Kelly MEP: “I do know that Peadar and those who joined the PSNI at the time are owed a great debt of gratitude from the country. They are heroes . . .” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A former president of the GAA has called for an independent mediator to try and resolve a bitter dispute between former PSNI officer and bomb survivor(...)