Maureen Dowd

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Leo Varadkar on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition

June 14th: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach by the Dáil and receives his seals of office from President Michael D Higgins. There is controversy as Fiann(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “I would have kept my private life very private. Maybe didn’t have much of a private life as well” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said while he does not think an unborn child should have equal rights to a mother, neither does he think it should have no (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar being interviewed for the New York Times. Photograph:Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

The following column written by Maureen Dowd is reproduced as it appears in the New York Times It was a true Irish honeymoon — short and judgmental.(...)

‘ I think Trump’s trying out different things on the North Korean leader. He’s trying to out-crazy him.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Maureen Dowd, whose political column for The New York Times is syndicated every Monday in The Irish Times, talked to foreign editor Chris Dooley about(...)

 US president Donald Trump uses an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One in  Maryland. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own. But one could be forgiven for mistaking the vicious tactics (...)

Odd couple: Donald Trump and Melania during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Any discussion of Melania Trump, who this week finally moved out of her Manhattan apartment and into the White House, has to deal with one persistent (...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump has threatened to sue the New York Times. In a tweet on Saturday night, the Republican nominee for president wrote: “My lawyers want to (...)

US vice-president Joe Biden speaking in Australia on Tuesday. In 1987, the then Delaware senator was accused of plagiarising a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock, a huge embarrassment that helped scupper his presidential campaign. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican convention bore more than a passing resemblance to that delivered by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic co(...)

US Vice President Biden enjoys a round of golf , with the taoiseach Enda Kenny, at Castlebar Golf Club, in Mayo. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Psst! Here’s a secret: US vice-president Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny scored a draw in a game of golf in Co Mayo. If you are member of Castleba(...)

Stage, script and screen: Nuala Goodman, Sharon Horgan, Ros Hubbard, Saoirse Ronan, Eavan Boland and Belinda McKeon

Saoirse Ronan Actor The success of Brooklyn, driven by Ronan’s beautiful performance, has elevated her to another level. She has emerged from the n(...)

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