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The Government is to launch a study into a proposal to build a €15 billion high-speed train line from Belfast to Dublin and on to Cork and Limerick, t(...)

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to ‘a pretty rocky start.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to “a pretty rocky start” and there has been “a lot of unforced errors that could have been (...)

Richard Bruton: Dishy Dickie gets the Washboard of the Season award

We begin with a very happy birthday to Micheál Martin who is 60 today. What’s the star sign for August 1st? The Taoiseach is a Leo. Oh. Sure never (...)

Passengers at the Departure Gates at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Let me see if I’ve got this right. Someone – because it’s all so Monty Pythonesque, let’s call her Judith – who is on the pandemic unemployment paymen(...)

‘If that was Fine Gael, Joe O’Brien would not be in position any more.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of a Government voting against its own legislation always sets nerves jangling; even more so when those involved are a party’s chief whip and (...)

(From left) Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and First Minister Arlene Foster at a press confrerence at Dublin Castle for the first summit of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) since before Northern Ireland’s powersharing administration collapsed. Photograph: PA

A plan to ensure that information in passenger locator forms for those flying into Ireland are shared more effectively between North and South was dis(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry alleged State employees were opportunistic in using the crisis ‘to do nothing’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he does not agree with party colleague Marc MacSharry’s comments accusing public servants of using the Covid-19 cris(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the Government. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The duration of the loss of speaking rights for two Green Party TDs for failing to vote with the Government in the Dáil on Thursday, includes the Dáil(...)

 Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the Green Party is in the balance after she voted on Thursday against the Government on a new Bill dealing with(...)

The Coalition led by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar (left) Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan (right), has faced a series of controversies. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

Many governments have had shaky starts but the first month for this new coalition has been particularly wobbly with almost every week bringing a new c(...)

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