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New Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf  ‘has been appointed under law’. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty

The process of appointing new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf should be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar voting in Scoil Thomas, Castleknock on Friday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For months, Fine Gael has been looking over its shoulder in worry at rural Ireland. Its poll ratings, and the personal popularity of Taoiseach Leo V(...)

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: he is expected to publish the All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption in the coming weeks

The installation of new domestic oil and gas boilers could be banned in the next few years under a new Government policy on tackling climate change. (...)

The decision was  made after a lengthy cabinet discussion today. File photograph: Getty Images

The Cabinet has decided to award preferred bidder status for the National Broadband Plan to the sole remaining bidder in the competition, the national(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has a testy relationship with Imelda Munster. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An action plan for Shane Ross for the day of a no-deal Brexit was mistakenly sent to an opposition TD whom the Minister for Transport previously compa(...)

Becky Loftus Dore: she cautions  people against choosing surrogacy in Ireland unless a family member or close friend has agreed to be the surrogate

A Fine Gael local election candidate has spoken of how she decided to become a surrogate for her friends. Becky Loftus Dore from Killucan, Co Westmea(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

The Cabinet adjourned once more, with Ministers and officials – sustained by late-night sandwiches – gathering around televisions to watch the joint May-Juncker press conference. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

As British prime minister Theresa May prepared to fly to Strasbourg to meet European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker on Monday, some in Taois(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: took call from European Commission president Jean Claude  Juncker on the final wording of the unilateral declaration. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The idea of Britain making a unilateral statement that it believed it could decide on its own to leave the backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a h(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney meets then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, a prominent Brexiteer,   at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on January 31st last. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images.

Some British politicians, such as arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg, should acquaint themselves with Irish history, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has suggested.(...)

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