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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “This is the third year in a row that we’ve had more resources, a bigger budget, more staff, more beds, more home care, and despite all that we haven’t seen an improvement.” Photograph: Tibor Illyes/AP)

As the number of people on hospital trolleys remains stubbornly high, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed his frustration that higher public health s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban hold a joint news conference in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to Hungary, insisting it was important to maintain dialogue with its prime minister Viktor Orban despite(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s meeting with prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban (above) on Thursday, could be viewed  as an ‘implicit endorsement’ of his policies, according to Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Getty Images

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has called for an explanation as to why a visit by the Taoiseach to the Hungarian leader Victor Orban was not reve(...)

Marton Gyongyosi, a Trinity-educated leading member of Hungary’s nationalist Jobbik party, at a protest in Budapest on Friday

Hungarians briefly put aside deep political differences on Friday to protest together against an alleged government-backed attack on the nationalist J(...)

 European Council president Donald Tusk delivers an acceptance speech after he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Pecs in  Hungary. Photograph: Tamas Soki

After helping Britain move a little closer to the EU exit early on Friday, European Council president Donald Tusk flew east to focus on the future of (...)

Saoirse Ronan on Saturday Night Live. Image: Youtube

Let us get the rebuttal out of the way first. The unfunny Aer Lingus sketch on Saturday Night Live should cause no Irish person to have a conniption. (...)

Nora Khaldi: When it came to commercialising her science  there was one thing  she hadn’t learned – how to be an entrepreneur.

When did you know what you wanted to grow up to be? Most people don’t end up as doctors, firefighters or even super heroes, but some children do end u(...)

Szilvia Szabo with her husband Marcell and daughter Janka. The family said they love being part of the community in Greystones. Photograph: Priscila Soares

When Szilvia Szabo and her husband Marcell began the search for a place to live in Dublin, their calls to landlords were always unanswered. “We tried(...)

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European two- and three-night breaks from €160pps October to December is the cheapest time of the year to take a break in Europe, for two or three ni(...)

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

As film buffs await the release, on November 6th, of the new Murder on the Orient Express movie, what better way to get in the mood than to dine in on(...)

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