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David Kitt: “I do think it is sad that so many creative/artistic/bright people are being forced to leave this city and the country in general.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Singer-songswriter David Kitt is quitting Ireland, claiming it is too expensive to live in the country anymore. Kitt says he has no choice given that(...)

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said broadband was “as important as water and electricity” in rural Ireland”, and called for the Dáil to be recalled. Photograph: Getty Images

Taxpayers could face a bill of €1 billion to complete the National Broadband Plan, according to industry sources close to the scheme. Initial reports(...)

Leo Varadkar: were he to call an election in September he  would be throwing the leadership of the country into doubt at precisely the time of greatest sensitivity in Brexit

The big clearout from Leinster House was a fortnight ago when the Dáil adjourned for the summer recess. The Cabinet had its final meeting on Wednesday(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the four Independent Ministers are expected to say to him that talk of an early election in Fine Gael is damaging the stability of the Government. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent Alliance Ministers will urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to tone down talk of an early election in Fine Gael when they meet him to discuss the (...)

Gavin Duffy, who says  he entered the race “to give voters a choice”. He is a member of the Louth Hunt and a former chairman of the Hunting Association of Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Gavin Duffy has confirmed he is seeking a nomination to run in the presidential election. In a post on Twitter, Mr Duffy said he is seeki(...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris:  his brave and deft handling of the abortion referendum is insulating him from criticism about the state of the health service over which he  presides

When the summer gives way to the autumn in a few weeks, and the giddiness in Fine Gael over a few bouncey opinion polls subsides (as it will), health (...)

 Waterford TD David Cullinane: “Women and men are demanding more social change and we want to see that.”  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin has said it will announce its presidential election candidate in September about six weeks before polling. The chairman of the party’s pres(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “We need a new commission . . . with a new approach,” he said. Photograph: Boris Pejovic/EPA

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has dismissed the European Commission’s latest refugee initiatives and criticism of his hard-line anti-immigrati(...)

A file image of businessman Dermot Desmond. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has ruled that businessman Dermot Desmond cannot proceed with a legal action aimed at overturning court decisions rejecting his comp(...)

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