Leo Varadka

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The Tánaiste has said a number of issues in relation to the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital remain to be resolved but has expressed confidence that all legal procedures would be carried out at the St Vincent’s site. Photograph: Colin Keegan.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says he has “no concern” that medical procedures which are lawful in the State will be prevented from being carried out in the n(...)

About 7,000 health service staff have indicated they need some form of childcare support. Photograph: Frank Miller

About 7,000 health service staff have indicated they need some form of childcare support to continue working during the current coronavirus crisis, th(...)

In a world where doors are being closed, Ireland’s card is to remain open to trade, to immigration, to our role as a kind of bridgehead for companies entering the EU’s market

We need some serious thinking on how to hold on to as much of the recent economic gains as possible in what could be a rocky period – and so leave our(...)

An anti-Brexit protester waves an European Union  flag: the House of Commons looks likely to vote down the withdrawal agreement. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

We are heading for some kind of Brexit moment of truth. The House of Commons looks likely to vote down the withdrawal agreement, setting off a period (...)

Yury Filatov, Russia’s ambassador to Ireland, speaking at the Russian embassy in Orwell Road, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was right to express solidarity with the United Kingdom in the face of the recent chemical weapons attack which almost certainl(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: promised in his budget speech to “do this differently” in future. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Boom and bust. That has been the recent history of the Irish economy. The Government is promising to break the cycle and to set growth on a sustainabl(...)

Fine Gael  and Fianna Fáil will intensify talks with Independents and smaller parties this week to secure support for either Enda Kenny or Micheál Martin’s candidacy for taoiseach. Photographs: The Irish Times

There is “no way” Fine Gael in opposition would support a Fianna Fáil minority government on a case-by-case basis, one of the party’s senior figures (...)