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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing his cabinet in the Dáil on Wednesday evening.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor was the only casualty in Leo Varadkar’s Cabinet reshuffle following his appointment as Taoiseach on Wednesday. Eoghan Murphy,(...)

Leo Varadkar appointed Simon Coveney as his deputy leader. Photograph: Collins

Leo Varadkar is considering restructuring the Government to improve how the minority administration operates and to prepare Fine Gael for a push towar(...)

Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings, Dublin, for his last day as Taoiseach. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny’s period of over six years and three months in the Department of Taoiseach will come to an end when his successor, Leo Varadkar, takes up o(...)

Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with   Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, who he has appointed Fine Gael deputy leader.   Photograph: Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has been appointed deputy leader of Fine Gael. The move was announced at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: to host his final Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Enda Kenny is to resign as Taoiseach on Tuesday paving the way for Leo Varadkar to be elected on Wednesday. Mr Kenny will host his final Cabinet meet(...)

Leo Varadkar  at the Mansion House, Dublin, after his election: The vast majority of senior Ministers voted for him, so a major overhaul is not expected. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

And now for the hard part. After trouncing Simon Coveney among TDs in the Fine Gael leadership race, Leo Varadkar has many mouths to feed. The jost(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney TD pictured at his Fine Gael leadership campaign rally in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Simon Coveney told supporters at a rally in Cork on Saturday night that if his rival Leo Varadkar wins the Fine Gael leadership contest, he will “shak(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe on Leo Street in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar is on course to become the next leader of Fine Gael and taoiseach after several Ministers and TDs declared their support for him yesterda(...)

Satisfaction with Enda Kenny’s performance as Taoiseach was practically unanimous in his home town of Castlebar. Photograph: PA

The final paragraph of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s resignation statement referred to the family’s 63-year record of unbroken service to the Mayo people. T(...)

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