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British prime minister Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, had their dinner in Brussels last night as talks drag on. Photograph: Aaron Chown

Deal or No-Deal The way things are going in Brexit negotiations it would be no great surprise to see Noel Edmonds rock up to 10 Downing Street on Sun(...)

‘Governments have wide discretion in selecting judges for appointment by the President.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Few public appointment processes are more important, yet none is more haphazard or opaque. Governments have wide discretion in selecting judges for (...)

‘It would be difficult to think of a more irresponsible act on the part of those who attended’ this dinner. Among those in attendance was Dara Calleary who has now resigned. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The revelations about the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner and the resignation of the Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary, which will convulse politi(...)

The  funeral cortege arrives at St Brigid’s Church in Clara.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Mary ‘May’ Cowen, the mother of former taoiseach Brian Cowen and current TD for Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen, was remembered on Saturday as a person of s(...)

Eamon Fleming, pictured in Clara, Co Offaly.

The picturesque green in the centre of Clara has been the location for many memorable events over the years. It was where the town celebrated when Bri(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD during a Government Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, has said his assumption when dealing with the banks is that he “doesn’t (...)

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen said he was ‘profoundly sorry’ about the incident. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is “disappointed” that he only learned on Friday of a driving ban served by Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen (...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

More than two decades after he was described as ‘the next taoiseach’, Micheál Martin is finally poised to lead his BACK-FROM-THE-dead party into go(...)

Leo  Varadkar may give junior portfolios to some who will lose their Cabinet position. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens will appoint 20 ministers of state, known as junior ministers, if the coalition deal is ratified by their partie(...)

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