Leo Varadkar

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In today’s world, the health of a democracy can be measured by the extent that administrative transparency operates in public life. Traditional forms (...)

Leo  Varadkar stressed the EU’s wish to help Mrs May, but added: “That is contingent on her understanding that there are limitations.” Photogaph:  John Thys / AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “limitations” to any assistance to what the EU can offer the British prime minister Theresa May to help(...)

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement to parliament about the summit on Monday and take questions from MPs about the future of her Brexit deal. Photograph: John Thys / AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May knew that there would be no breakthrough in Brussels this week, but the sharpness of the rebuff she received from the other 27 EU leaders (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May at a European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s attempt to rescue her Brexit deal ran into serious trouble in Brussels on Thursday night, after despairing EU leaders accused her of hav(...)

“The criticism of prime minister Leo Varadkar falls short.” Photograph: John Thys/Pool/EPA

One of the compilers of an index of climate-change performance that rated Ireland as the worst in the EU has strongly rejected Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald called for a Border poll as part of the Government’s no-deal Brexit planning.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Does Sinn Féin really believe Irish unification could be months away? If so, its behaviour does not add up. In the Dáil this Tuesday, party president(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaks to the media on the plinth at Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to appoint separate teams to oversee the operation of the confidence-and-supply deal (...)

Micheál Martin on Leinster House plinth on Wednesday. The Fianna Fáil leader reacted sharply to suggestions that the extension was offered in the hope Fianna Fáil could close the gap on Fine Gael. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The conclusion of what at times seemed like an interminable and opaque process came with surprising speed and clarity. There was no last minute row (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “People will not be happy with this decision within the party. I think the general public will be.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some members of Fianna Fáil will be unhappy with the decision to extend the confidence-and-supply deal until 2020, Micheál Martin has acknowledged. M(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street after she survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Theresa May has won a confidence vote in her leadership of the Conservative Party, but by a narrower margin than expected and only after she promised (...)

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