File image of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil. File photograph: Dáil/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he meant no insult to the Fianna Fáil administrations of the past 20 years when he said that “no Irish government will(...)

Ed McCann joined Independent News and Media in 2003

Ed McCann has been appointed as the new group managing editor of Independent News and Media in place of Michael Denieffe, who is retiring after 45 yea(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the victim had a mark on her cheek and lump to the back of her head after being thrown down the stairs of her home

A ban on revealing the identity of a woman charged with murdering her baby is to be re-examined. Reporting restrictions were imposed amid claims that (...)