Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: politicians made a “real and enduring mistake” by allowing the Eighth Amendment to be inserted into the Constitution. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Six Cabinet Ministers have indicated their support for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment’s recommendation to remove article 40.3.3 from(...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minster for Culture Josepha Madigan, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport at the inaugural Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell

National cultural institutions and infrastructure such as the National Library and Abbey Theatre can expect to see their biggest capital investment si(...)

John Wilson, former principal of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, leading a rehearsal at the National Concert Hall.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he favours the retention of RTÉ’s two orchestras. The national broadcaster is reviewing the future of the National Sym(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Josepha Madigan,  Richard Bruton and Paschal Donohoe at  St Laurence O’Toole’s Girls National school in  Seville Place, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“Does anyone know what my job is?” Leo Varadkar asked the first and second class pupils in St Laurence O’Toole Girls National School on Seville Place (...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: When in doubt, just forget. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the very outset – and let me be absolutely clear about this – I had no hand, act or part in the erection of last week’s column. I did not commissi(...)

View from Ballycroy, Erris, Co Mayo: New Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan said the expansion addressed a long-standing strategy to “align key environmental assets”. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Wilderness is something Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring knows a bit about after 23 years in politics. However, the relative(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Ministers  Heather Humphreys and Josepha Madigan at Government Buildings on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made a number of minor changes to the Cabinet yesterday including the appointment of Simon Coveney as Tánaiste. Mr Varadkar wa(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney has been appointed Tánaiste. Photograph: EPA

New Tánaiste Simon Coveney is Minister for Foreign Affairs and also the deputy leader of Fine Gael. Due to his Foreign Affairs portfolio, he holds a(...)

Josepha Madigan with her husband Finbar Hayes and sons Luke and Daniel ahead of the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Josepha Madigan has been appointed as the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. She replaces Heather Humphrey(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with the new Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Tánaiste on Thursday to replace Frances Fitzgerald. Mr Varadkar also t(...)

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