The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Leo Varadkar’s parents, Miriam and Ashok, at home in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Alan Betson

If you didn’t know the full story, you might be inclined to think that Miriam and Ashok Varadkar have already lost the run of themselves, and their yo(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar: a career politician, whose drive and determination come with personal sacrifice. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fifteen years ago, a 23-year-old Leo Varadkar wrote to The Irish Times proposing a new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. He, and the co-si(...)