Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will brief Ministers about the Government’s response to the tracker mortgage scandal at a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will today demand a clear timetable for repayments to and compensation of people wrongfully deprived of tracker m(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: with Minister for Health Simon Harris he will launch work at Connolly Hospital in west Dublin and a redevelopment of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris will officially turn the sod on two new major hospital developments in Dublin on Monday. (...)

Support for Sinn Féin  dropped from 18 per cent in July this year to  14 per cent in October. Photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin’s support declined by four points from 18 to 14 per cent between July and October, according to the latest Red C opinion poll published toda(...)

Minister of State Helen McEntee and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael presidential dinner. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government may penalise the banks if they do not compensate customers wrongly moved off tracker mortgages. Speaki(...)

 Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane: how can he force lawyered-up banks to do the right thing for customers caught up in the tracker mortgage scandal? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Central Bank governor Philip Lane signalled this week that he was running out of road trying to coerce Ireland’s more stubborn, lawyered-up banks into(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Government ministers tend not to speak any foreign languages. Mr Varadkar has twice gone to Downing Street but has yet to pay a visit to Paris or Berlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Britain’s Brexit breakdown, like all good horror shows, leaves you repulsed yet somehow unable to avert your eyes. Ireland is wedged into the best se(...)

At the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was busy collecting the mobile-phone numbers of the other prime ministers. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In a face-off with Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland squad, team Leo knows there can only be one winner. And it won’t be Fine Gael. Not ever(...)

 Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe:   what matters to those affected is “not the completion of a probe, but the end of a journey”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Banks involved in the tracker mortgage scandal will have to commit to starting compensation payments by Christmas in order to avoid punishment measure(...)

“There are loyalists who have said to me they would rather be poor in the UK than well-off in a united Ireland.” Above, the Shankill Road area. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Opinion was split on the Shankill Road in Belfast about the Taoiseach’s suggestion this week that Brexit would see a scramble for Irish passports from(...)

Leo Varadkar clashed with Macron in the council discussion over a potential digital tax, a proposal yet to be formulated by the Commission, but one much desired by the French. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

“They’re in there on their own,” laughs one diplomat. “It terrifies the officials.” Talk to anyone who has been leader of a country, or read their me(...)