Leo Varadker

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Catherine Gallagher.

I have always been a firm believer in playing to your strengths. As a young disabled person, that is certainly the motto I go by. So let me ask you on(...)

Kodaline were scheduled to play the Olympia as part of a whopping eight-night residency. Their homecoming party has been postponed to mid-September wh(...)

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

The woman who sent a card to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker thanking him for his support for Ireland in the Brexit negotiations sai(...)

As she faced the Taoiseach during Leaders’ Questions, Ruth Coppinger tugged at her white cuff, pulled a thong from inside her sleeve and held it up for all to see.

Stunts are not allowed in the Dáil chamber. But sometimes they are the right thing to do. Ruth Coppinger did the right thing on Tuesday. As she(...)

The announcement by Mary Lou McDonald (pictured, with Michelle O’Neill) that Sinn Féin will not take part in any of the official events to mark the centenary of the establishment of Northern Ireland gives the lie to the notion that her leadership represents a new departure for the party. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Mary Lou McDonald’s announcement that Sinn Féin will not take part in any of the official events to mark the centenary of the establishment of Norther(...)

The coming year may decide the fate of one, if not both, RTÉ orchestras. Photograph: Frank Miller
A test of political will

The great English poet and artist William Blake once declared: “Let it be no more said that the States encourage Arts; for it is the Arts that encoura(...)

“Er, it’s the Vico Road... Do you think anyone around here cleans their own gaff?” Illustration: Alan Clarke

It’s been a busy year for Ross O’Carroll Kelly as he and his extended family continued to amuse us, 20 years after the south Co Dublin character was c(...)

An artists’s impression of the lake at Center Parcs.

The contracts for the construction of Ireland’s first forest resort, Center Parcs Longford has been awarded to John Sisk & Son. As construction on(...)

The Revenue this week set out various options that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe might pursue in his first budget on October 10th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pre-budget speculation ramped up this week with the publication of papers from the Tax Strategy Group. The group of senior civil servants set out vari(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Queen’s University Belfast: It is embarrassing when the leader of a government seems to be ignorant of the reality that there is already an economic border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP’s decision to support the UK leaving the European Union was based on principle and practicality. On principle, the DUP had opposed joining in (...)

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