A file image from 2016 showing the then minister for housing Simon Coveny and then minister for children & youth affairs Katherine Zappone. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has denied that a controversial special envoy role was created for Katherine Zappone. Mr Coveney said he (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: he  said  he was not happy with how the appointment was handled. Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has suggested it is up to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to clarify the circumstances of Katherine Zappone’s appo(...)

A file photograph of Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with former Independent minister Katherine Zappone, who has been appointed as a special envoy on freedom of expression. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney apologised for not fully following procedure in the appointment of Katherine Zappone as a special envoy on (...)

Katherine Zappone, who has been given a special envoy role. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has come under pressure to explain the circumstances of former minister Katherine Zappone’s appointment as (...)

Katherine Zappone appointed  to the role of envoy for freedom of expression working with the United Nations .Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said there was an “oversight” by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney in the procedures relating to the appointment(...)

 Katherine Zappone: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said she “has a really strong record in public life here in Ireland”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin complained that he was not given the “heads up” on the planned appointment of former minister Katherine Zappone to a new UN r(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

“It’s like a triumvirate, in the Roman style,” says one Government staffer, half serious, half in jest, reflecting on the three-headed leadership of t(...)

Martin Burbridge has stepped down. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A high-profile board member of Scouting Ireland has stepped down as a director two weeks after his election to the role. Martin Burbridge, one o(...)

Incoming Chief Justice Donal O’Donnell. Photograph: Collins Courts

Observers of the career of the incoming Chief Justice, Donal O’Donnell, are quick to cite his brilliance and equally quick to state that to consider h(...)

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