Brian Cowen

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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(...)

 A Wexford Festival Opera  dress rehearsal of Risurrezione. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wexford Festival Opera is in the news again, and it has nothing to do with Covid-19, social distancing in the opera house, or the prospects of the 202(...)

A videograb of Thierry Henry’s handball that led to William Gallas’s goal during the World Cup playoff, second leg against the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in November 2009. Photograph: Sky Sports

Something was wrong. Something more than the fact that Ireland had just conceded a goal that threatened to end their hopes of making it to the World C(...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

Enda McNulty pictured at the launch of his book in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the autumn of 1929, Frank McNulty from Mullaghbawn tried the door of the Manhattan bank where he had lodged his savings to find it locked for good.(...)

The former Taoiseach Brian Cowen is  making “slow and steady progress”, his wife said. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is slowly recovering from a stroke and suspected bleed on the brain he suffered last July and “hopes to walk again” soon,(...)

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