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President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, await the arrival of the Italian president, at Áras an Uachtaráin earlier this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil figures who have been linked with a run for the presidency say they will not mount a challenge if Michael D Higgins seeks a (...)

Leo Varadkar: “I learned from the masters on political communication. And that’s a strength, not a weakness.” Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “learned from the masters” in Fianna Fáil about political communication, he told the Dáil on Tuesday. The Taoiseach was speaki(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil on Tuesday the bank had not yet sold any of the loans and had not identified a prospective buyer. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB’s non-performing mortgage loans may be sold to a regulated bank or another institution, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He told the D(...)

Eighth Amendment: Simon Coveney “may not like the outcome of the proposal, but he does have ownership of it”, Brendan Howlin said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Any suggestion that the Dáil and Seanad could devise an alternative abortion regime to that proposed by the Oireachtas committee on the issue is “fool(...)

Leo Varadkar: he said “the sad thing about this is the extent to which politicians from the Opposition have wrapped themselves in process and procedure”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims that the Government is engaged in a “political stroke” with the early launch of development plans for the S(...)

A consultation paper had been published on the proposed security measures and incident reporting guidelines that operators of essential services would have to meet.

Public bodies such as the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Social Protection and the HSE are at real risk of cyber attack, Taoiseach Leo Varad(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: said the Government wanted to ensure there was “no pullback” from commitments on the Border. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

There can be no reversal of the December political guarantees on the Border in the Brexit negotiations, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he echoed the comments of Labour leader Brendan Howlin on the violent feud which has resulted in the deaths of 14 people in the past two years. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed his horror at the Kinahan-Hutch gang feud and the attempts to “eliminate an entire family”. Mr Varadkar said he(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on the British Government to clarify if it intends to remain in the customs union in the aftermath of Brexit. Sour(...)

Séamus Pattison during a sitting of the Dáil in 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Former Labour TD and Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison has died at the age of 81. Mr Pattison was a TD for Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years until 2007 and (...)

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