Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Theresa May in Farmleigh House, Dublin Photograph: AFP/Maxwells/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May discussed Brexit and Northern Ireland at a private dinner in Farmleigh House in Dublin l(...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

Fifteen per cent of Irish males were employed driving something. New autonomous driving technologies will impact their work

In remarks made at the launch of the government’s Future Jobs Programme last August, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar noted that 15 per cent of Irish males were(...)

Achieving all 17 UN sustainable development goals will be a challenge ‘but it is possible if everyone across society gets involved’, according to Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton.

Irish organisations and individuals who are leading by example in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be recognised by the Go(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was urged by one correspondent to “take a leaf out of Thatcher’s book” in relation to Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Tom Honan

Suggested solutions to end the political deadlock and defiant messages to “stay strong” against English objections are among the letters received by T(...)

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(...)

The back wall of the Magdalene laundry on Gloucester Street in Dublin, which closed in 1996. The remaining structure was demolished last year. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

This year, politicians must do what is right by survivors and family members of deceased victims of all forms of so-called historical abuse in Ireland(...)

Leo Varadkar: Health and housing are the running public policy sores for the Government.   Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

At the beginning of the year, the prospects for the Government surviving the year seemed slim. After the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald, relations(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris told the group developing the new hospital it must make every effort to mitigate the increased cost. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ministers will on Tuesday discuss the rapidly escalating costs of the new national children’s hospital project, amid suggestions that other capital pr(...)

Among other reforms is  the possible divestment of “non-core” activities away from An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new high-level centre that will collate and analyse intelligence and assess the level of threats to State security is set to be established by the C(...)

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