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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as a tour guide explains the artwork in the all-male St Mary’s Monastery in Axum, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to an Ethiopian monastery which does not allow access to women by saying it was appropriate to respect t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits  some of the stores in the redistribution centre in the Mai Aini refugee centre in Northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his first visit to a refugee camp had changed his perspectives on the issue but also argued it would still be mistaken(...)

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, which was damaged by fire on Thursday night. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he is “deeply concerned” following a fire at a former hotel on the Leitrim-Roscommon border that was to(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets school children in Kawaneet, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Yesterday was Leo Varadkar’s first visit to the heart of Africa. Sure he had been on the continent for four days but it was controlled. He was in a pr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkarand his Ethiopian counterpart, Abiy Ahmed, stand for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on  January 9th Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken of the increasing role China is playing in Africa and of the risks this poses to Europe as he began an official visi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stands for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly criticised nurses for planning to go on strike in the middle of the week rather than at a weekend. He said the pl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the annual Christian Social Union (CSU) party meeting at Kloster Seeon  in Seeon, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will begin a week-long visit to Mali and Ethiopia on Sunday. It will be his longest continuous visit outside the State since (...)

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Rufus Norris at a rehearsal of Macbeth in the Royal National Theatre London

In conversation, Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre of London, can sound a little like a foreign correspondent, bringing alar(...)

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