Leo Varakdar

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Visitors from France enjoying their visit to Temple Bar in Dublin on March 7th, 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is little in the 161-year history of this newspaper that has been afforded the all-consuming coverage which the pandemic has had since the begin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the intention was to reopen areas that have ‘the most benefit to our economy and society but the least risk in public health terms’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he hopes to be able to announce the removal of some coronavirus restrictions by May 5th but did not want to give “fals(...)

The RTÉ campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varakdar and Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin have both promised changes to RTÉ’s licence fee rules to provide extra revenue for the ca(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised for offending Catholic priests when he compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “a secretly sinning priest”(...)

Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May after the funeral of Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. Photograph: EPA

The Belfast priest who challenged the North’s political leaders at the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has expressed hope for and belief in (...)

The Government appointed retired High Court judge John Cooke in June 2017 to investigate Nama’s £1.24 billion (€1.38 billion) sale in 2014 of the portfolio to US distressed-debt firm Cerberus.

The Commission of Investigation into the National Asset Management Agency’s (Nama) controversial sale of its Project Eagle portfolio in the North has (...)

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has again called for a referendum on a united Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has again called for a referendum to be held on a united Ireland, just weeks after Taoiseach Leo Varakdar said suc(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the Taoiseach needed to “cop on”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar believes he has a divine right to power, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin claimed last night amid tensions with Fine Gael over(...)

Ministers Michael Noonan and Alex White prior to the final Cabinet meeting at Lissadell House, Sligo before the summer recess. Photograph: The Irish Times

As the Cabinet met in the serene setting of Lissadell House in Sligo on Wednesday for the last time before the summer recess, an oft-repeated quote ca(...)

The ESB chimneys at Poolbeg: Dublin City councillors have called for them to be listed as protected structures, while the conservation section of the council has commissioned an architectural historian to research and report on them.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The ESB has deferred making a decision on whether to knock down the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin, but says it is carrying out repair work to ensure the(...)

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