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Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday has handed back a president’s medal awarded to him by NUI Galway literary and debating society in 2010  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former UN official Denis Halliday has handed back a medal he received from NUI Galway in protest over the conferring of an honorary doctorate on forme(...)

 Enda Kenny  with first-year students Seán Reynolds and Ellen Healy at NUI Galway where he received an honorary doctorate in laws. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Do you like my cap?” beamed Enda Kenny as he stepped out on to NUI Galway’s quadrangle in university robes. Unrelenting Atlantic rain had cleared, a(...)

Minister of State Helen McEntee and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael presidential dinner. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government may penalise the banks if they do not compensate customers wrongly moved off tracker mortgages. Speaki(...)

Leo Varadkar clashed with Macron in the council discussion over a potential digital tax, a proposal yet to be formulated by the Commission, but one much desired by the French. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

“They’re in there on their own,” laughs one diplomat. “It terrifies the officials.” Talk to anyone who has been leader of a country, or read their me(...)

Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson at the launch of Boston College’s Ireland Business Council. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

One advantage of being a nation of emigrants is that Ireland has a ready-made, extensive business diaspora, a network in every developed nation on Ea(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has managed to keep a delicate political balancing act going for far longer than many expected when he agreed to und(...)

 Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has claimed a Revenue report compiled last year was not published until this week because its content did not suit the political narrative.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said it beggars belief that work by the Revenue into the potential impact of Brexit on the Border with Northern (...)

Micheál Martin: he dominates Fianna Fáil but does not control it absolutely. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For most of his leadership of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin privately accepted that he would be the first leader of his party never to serve as taoiseac(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “He is neither an ideologue nor a risk-taker. He is unapologetically moderate and incremental.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yet again it was a moment on RTÉ’s Prime Time which illustrated the changed political context in which budgets are shaped in the current Dáil. In the (...)

Then taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking in the National Gallery  when he launched Creative Ireland,  an ambitious plan for the arts, which sceptics regarded as just cosmetic fluff.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The winter sun streamed through the tall windows of the refurbished Shaw Room in the National Gallery last December as theatre directors, film-makers(...)

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