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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘It’s not my job to help Mrs May’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach has said it is not his job to help British prime minister Theresa May to resolve Brexit difficulties in her government. Leo Varadkar sa(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “Living in Ireland during criminalisation, as a lesbian, was stressful; it was difficult.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Work has started on amending legislation to expunge the criminal convictions of gay men prosecuted before homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993, th(...)

President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony to celebrate Ireland’s service and commitment to UN peacekeeping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Irish peacekeepers, including the 87 who lost their lives on missions abroad, at a ceremony to mark th(...)

Brendan Fay: ‘I feel a depth of gratitude for the determined LGBT activists here and in Ireland who rose up in dark times and struggled for civil rights’

“Happy Pride!” I’ll be hearing the odd greeting a thousand times. People often ask, why do you go? I tell them I march because I can. I am alive for a(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

They’ve got gay marriage, can’t they just get on with it now? This, and similar sentiments start to swirl around the edges of a certain kind of conver(...)

Minister Paschal Donohoe prior to announcing his Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Tom Honan

Just as we enter silly season, Paschal Donohoe spoils the party with his Summer Economic Statement – a precursor to Budget 2019. This week’s statement(...)

As the incumbent, President Michael D. Higgins can nominate himself for a second term. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has informed senior Government figures he is to seek a second term in office. The Government has provisionally set a date(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar in Guernsey: “We are going to intensify our efforts to come to a withdrawal agreement.”   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

A Brexit “no deal” is now more likely than one with agreement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned. Speaking during the British-Irish Council summit in Gue(...)

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