Heather Humphreys: ‘There’s a culture in this country which says: it’s everyone’s fault but your own.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It would have taken a brave individual to approach Heather Humphreys with an overegged story about a fall on her premises when she was the manager of (...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Claire O’Connor with party leader Micheál Martin and other local election candidates at the launch of Fianna Fáil’s local election manifesto in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said some voters are urging him to pull the plug on the minority Government. Mr Martin, who launched the party’(...)

A former shop known locally as Matt the Bakers at the Border between Co Tyrone and Co Monaghan. Photograph: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that his Government would face a “dilemma” on the Border after a no-deal Brexit, as it would be faced with the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some light relief from Danny Healy-Rae to take everyone’s mind off Brexit when he called for the army to be mobilised to deal with the epidemic of wan(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told press at  his party’s ardfheis that the continuation of confidence and supply was a ‘no brainer’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Micheál Martin has said he has strong support among Fianna Fáil’s grassroots for his decision to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fine (...)

Leo Varadkar and Denis Naughten: The Taoiseach was more interested in the really good bits of the report he commissioned in the wake of Naughten’s resignation as minister for communications. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

There was a touch of Through the Looking Glass to the Taoiseach’s answer on the topic of the day. Humpty Dumpty’s scornful reply to Alice came to mind(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: he and the administration he heads are relatively popular by the standards of recent  governments. Photograph: Olivier Matthys

The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, published this week, was remarkable for the degree of stability it demonstrated at a time of considera(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Brussels, on Wednesday ahead of the EU summit dinner. Photograph: AP

The UK’s fulfilling of its commitment to a backstop that is not time-limited is a matter of trust as well as principle, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sai(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Donald Tusk has urged European Union leaders not to give up on reaching a Brexit deal as Theresa May said Britain and the EU were “not far apart” on t(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin speaking to media on the plinth at Leinster House, Dublin on Monday.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin have agreed to open negotiations to review the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna (...)

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