Leo Varadkar asked if Sinn Féin accepted corporate donations above €200, which would not be permitted in Ireland.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took a potshot at Sinn Féin in the Dáil and claimed there was a “certain murkiness” around its political fundraising and that i(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD during a visit to the O’Devaney Gardens project in Dublin 7 on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As Taoiseach Leo Varadkar mulls what may be the most fateful decision of his political career – the future of the confidence-and-supply agreement and (...)

Fine Gael Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue on budget day at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Last week’s budget was described as an election budget without being a giveaway budget. Today’s poll findings suggest voters agree with this analysis.(...)

The Disclosures Tribunal report found that former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald had acted appropriately in her handling of allegations about a Garda smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin leaders have refused to apologise to former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald after the Disclosures Tribunal repor(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

‘Frances Fitzgerald will not be the first prominent public figure in recent political history to feel hard done by after their forced resignation.’ File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald or Nóirín O’Sullivan won’t be the first prominent public figures in recent political history to feel hard done by after their force(...)

The Dáil was told Minister of State Pat Breen organised and attended one of the private dinners between then minister for communications Denis Naughten and a key bidder for the rural broadband contract David McCourt.

Minister of State Pat Breen has outlined meetings he had with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process, and has said he know(...)

The remains of Emma Mhic Mhathúna at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s plain wooden coffin was carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin for her funeral Mass on Wednesday, Barry Kerr’s uileann(...)

The funeral procession of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Dublin on Wednesday for the funeral cortege of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a high-profile campaigner in the Cervical(...)

Fr Peter McVerry with his dog Tiny at the  Raise the Roof housing rights protest outside Leinster House. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Every so often, when the crowd cheered, a siren went off near the head of the crowd. Whoop-whoop! But not too loud. That was the fire fighters. “I (...)

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