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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was shooed away from the chamber by the Ceann Comhairle while his question and answer session was still in full swing

The co-leader of the Social Democrats was taking a dim view. She addressed Leo Varadkar on his first day back after his Topless Taoiseach Picnic Shame(...)

Private Patrick Kelly, who was killed by the IRA as he searched for the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in Co Leitrim in 1983. Image courtesy Kelly family.

The son of the only Irish soldier killed by the IRA during the Troubles has welcomed the acknowledgment by Mary Lou McDonald that his death was “wrong(...)

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA’s campaign was “justified” and, had she been older, there was “every chance” she would have joined.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The son of the only Irish Army member to be killed by the IRA during the Troubles has called on the Sinn Féin leader to acknowledge that his father’s (...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) general secretary Patricia King urged Government to reconsider the issue. File photograph: Alan Betson

Trade unions have said the Government must introduce changes to ensure that women on maternity leave are not disqualified from the operation of the Co(...)

As the Government zooms in on issues such as insurance and potential transmission risks it is ignoring the less headline-grabbing but more dire risks to vulnerable children. It is fighting the wrong wars. Photograph: Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s unveiling of his country’s plan to wriggle out of lockdown gave us an opportunity to indulge in our most beloved national sport: feeli(...)

 The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/ PA Wire

The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. A scheme to offer chil(...)

While chief medical officer Tony Holohan is seen as co-operating well with the North, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is accused of not sharing information in advance. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Northern Ireland, some politicians and officials are finding it difficult to “decode” what is Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s – and indeed the Irish Gover(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and party TD David Cullinane. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perhaps I’ve lived a sheltered life but I’ve never heard a woman shout: “Up the Ra!” Just what possessed former Republic of Ireland international Dec(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. “As she has not reached the pandemic swaddling stage, the serving Minister for Children (without a seat) was able to report for duty.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall/PA

Another blockbuster day in Leinster Houzzzz. . . Europe. Discuss. Views and thoughts very much welcomed by the Taoiseach. As opposed to thoughts an(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill (right) speaking in Belfast on the Covid-19 situatin in Northern Ireland earlier this month. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Ten more people have died in Northern Ireland from the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the North’s Department of Health. This bring(...)

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