The funeral service for Seymour Crawford  took place in Newbliss Presbyterian Church, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Former Fine Gael politician Seymour Crawford was a peacemaker, who had made a significant contribution to the peace process, mourners at his funeral i(...)

When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

Publicity shot: Cllr Leo Varadkar running in Dublin West for Fine Gael in the 2007 general election.

February 23rd, 1999 Mary O’Rourke’s outburst reveals either a breathtaking ignorance of European law and politics or, worse still, a calculated an(...)

Former minister for health Leo Varadkar TD with Don Gallagher, CEO of the Health Insurance Authority at the launch of the Lifetime Community Rating in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of people with private health insurance from the three open membership health insurers increased by 152,397 in the two years to January 1st(...)

Almost three-quarters of residents who came through the Coolmine’s treatment and rehabilitation programme were drug free after two years, a new study (...)