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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds a press  conference in Dublin on Friday morning after the European Commission announced that “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Relief was already a welcome guest at the table as the Cabinet sat down for its Christmas dinner in the National Gallery, next door to Leinster House,(...)

Michael D Higgins: If the President was to decline a request for an election, the Taoiseach would be forced to resign.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Politicians in Leinster House are already playing the blame game for an unwanted election, but all sides might be well advised to take a deep breath, (...)

BrainWaveBank secured £1 million (€1.1 million) in seed funding from investors earlier this year to build outs its platform and is currently seeking to raise a further £3 million

Hotly-tipped Belfast-based BrainWaveBank is keeping things close to home by selecting technology from Newry-headquartered First Derivatives to power i(...)

At the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was busy collecting the mobile-phone numbers of the other prime ministers. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In a face-off with Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland squad, team Leo knows there can only be one winner. And it won’t be Fine Gael. Not ever(...)

Eoghan Ruth scored late on as Éire Óg earned a draw against Rathvilly in the Carlow SFC Final. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Rathvilly 1-9 Éire Óg 0-12 Late points from Eoghan Ruth and substitute Cormac Mullins rescued ÉireÓg in a tense and exciting Carlow SFC final at Netw(...)

  Dr Nooh Al-Kaddo, chief executive of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland.  File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has written a “sombre” letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressing “disappointment” at recent remarks by a Fine(...)

Greg Broderick on Zuidam wins the Speed Stakes at the 2017 Horse Show at the  RDS. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

SHOW JUMPING Ireland had the perfect start to the international jumping action in the Main Arena at this year’s Dublin Horse Show when winning both c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: believes public and political debate is riven by misconceptions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the end of The Candidate, the 1972 Oscar-winning film about a no-hoper candidate for the US senate who pulls off a famous victory, there is a momen(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

 Paul Cribbin  during a Collingwood AFL training session  in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012: he was  approached by AFL scouts at the end of the Hogan Cup final in 2009. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

They would have been a lot to go without. Kevin Feely, Paddy Brophy, Daniel Flynn and Paul Cribbin. It wouldn’t have taken much, either. If the wind h(...)

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