Leo Varadkar rejected a claim by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in the Dáil that he had brought “a party person’’ with him on the trip. Photograph:   Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Leo Varadkar defended the making of a video about his work as Taoiseach while flying on the Government jet to Tallinn, Estonia. The video was issued(...)

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial celebrates his goal against Swansea at Liberty Stadium on Saturday with co-scorer Paul Pogba (left). Photograph: Dimitris Legakis/EPA

In some ways it is a surprise that Anthony Martial is still at Manchester United. Whenever José Mourinho mentioned the French forward last season, it (...)

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(...)

Alan James Burns, ‘Entirely Hollow Aside from the Dark’, at Keash Caves, Co Sligo

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 Leo Varadkar appointed just three women as Ministers of State in his Cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Women for Election, the advocacy and training group that empowers women to enter politics in Ireland, is currently running a #MoreWomen crowdfunding c(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Varadkar has been preparing for years, his team for months. Numerous people have been involved , but most were in the dark about who else was involved. Everyone fed back to him, but only a select handful knew the full plan

It was as good as it would get for Simon Coveney as he walked down Dublin’s Mount Street to hand in his nomination papers at Fine Gael headquarters on(...)

 Gerry Davis (left), the 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize winner,  with sitter Sean Guinan. Photo: Anthony Woods

Gerry Davis, a graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design, has won this year’s Hennessy Portrait Prize which is worth €15,000 and comes with a (...)

Hong Ling: A Peak of Reds

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The file on mental health spending reveals huge tensions between Mr Varadkar and Ms Lynch over the issue, both before and after last year’s budget. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar overstated the previous Government’s spending on mental health in a statement issued on budget day last year, according to one of his own(...)