British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the face of rumblings about a Fine Gael leadership challenge, Enda Kenny loyalists have been busy talking up the Taoiseach’s supposed centrality to(...)

Denis O’Brien arriving to give evidence in the Moriarty Tribunal in 2001. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A politician calls to a door. “You shouldn’t have allowed Denis O’Brien to bid for Siteserv! ” declares the man of the house. “That would be illegal,(...)

Apple has taken aggressive tax avoidance to new heights by becoming virtually stateless. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny must be pleased that his oft-repeated desire that Ireland would become the best small country in the world in which to do busines(...)