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Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe Garda at the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Alan Betson

The only thanks you’ll get is abuse. It’s the warning that rings in the heads of troublesome people. It is a highly effective adage for those in power(...)

A long-standing tradition that serving ministers do not publicly criticise civil servants was shredded this week when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, angered (...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson: “Ministers in the Republic seem to be clambering over each other to instil fear in unionist minds.” Photograph: PA.

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson has accused the Irish Government of acting provocatively over Brexit and calle(...)

Outgoing tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Mr Varadkar acknowledged the good faith of Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil during the controversy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The minority Government has emerged intact from the most serious crisis since it was put together 18 months ago, but the confidence and supply agreeme(...)

This is arguably the most difficult single moment an independent Irish government has ever faced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The irony of the current political crisis is that it has been hard to solve because the usual solution is already in place. The problem with the saga(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Leinster House. The politics of pragmatism requires a clear-headed view of priorities. In recent days the priorities on view have been partisan advantage, ego and bloody-mindedness

The collapse of the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil – and the sudden prospect of a general election – represents a c(...)

 Ahead of next month’s summit, the Irish Government wants Britain to make a written declaration outlining how it plans to avoid a hard Border.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary

In an ornate reception room at the Irish Embassy in London on Wednesday evening, a distinguished assembly of MPs, peers, senior Whitehall officials, a(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin in the grounds of Government Buildings . Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Some within the political establishment will wake up this morning and pinch themselves in the hope of finding they have spent the last few days in a f(...)

Donal Creed

Warm tributes have been paid from across the political spectrum to former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Donal Creed who has died at the age of 93(...)

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