Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ambiguously ruled out any possibility of inviting Sinn Féin to form a government with Fine Gael. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

We are in a time of big things in politics. Those of us who lived through the decade and a half of post-cold war stability and prosperity had our comp(...)

Vicky Phelan  at Government Buildings on Wednesday: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris have been criticised for dragging their feet. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Health has said there is no basis for a claim most of the 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were the victims of ne(...)

The Taoiseach has dealt with Dáil questions “as a doctor and as a brother”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“I learned this week that I’m dying and that the cancer is discovered in my bones and everything, so I have a test on Friday to see exactly how long I(...)