Joan Burton

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Deputy Joan Burton had to leave a community policing meeting early after hearing about the alleged break-in at her home. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A 44-year-old woman of no fixed abode has been remanded in custody after being charged with a burglary at the home of former tánaiste Joan Burton in D(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The name of the Irish Film Board has been formally changed to keep up with the “digital revolution” in film and TV, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten at the launch of “Empowering Communities for Climate Action” on Wednesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tuesday was a big day for apologies in Leinster House. Everyone enjoyed them so much it was decided to continue with the theme. The Taoiseach apolo(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said the  budget must “involve practical measures to tackle the acute crises the Government has allowed to develop in housing and in parts of our health service”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil, whose acquiescence is needed to pass budgetary policy, has broadly agreed with the spending approach outlined by the Government, while cl(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has confirmed that 140 more births suspected of being illegally registered are being examined by the Adoption Authority of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has confirmed that 140 more births suspected of being illegally registered are being examined by the Adoption (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “I have made it very clear to my counterpart in the UK and to the other EU prime ministers that under no circumstances will there be a border. Full stop.” Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has given “a full stop” guarantee that there will be no border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after the United Kingdom qu(...)

Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The great and the good of the financial world are gathering in Washington for the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund which cont(...)

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has advised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to close his Twitter account. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has advised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to close his Twitter account. “Politicians should stay off twitter because the(...)

‘Moral panic over vulture funds is only delaying the end of the arrears crisis.’

In 2011 at the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle, former US president Bill Clinton sauntered onstage and delivered some home truths. Among (...)

The team in Stormont, with Leo Varadkar and Theresa May in the centre. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Leo must have misread the memo. They were supposed to be “bilateral” talks in Stormont on Monday. But the Taoiseach, it seems, thought he was attend(...)

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