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Leo Varadkar: told Dáil the pain-relief patch was being prescribed in Ireland for a use for which it was not licensed. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The withdrawal of the pain relief drug Versatis by the HSE from some recipients was because of patient safety, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He sa(...)

A Garda removes a  checkpoint sign at the border between counties Armagh and  Louth, during a visit by EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier last May. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Irish companies dependent on the UK market will face difficulties when Britain leaves the EU, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. There was no point in (...)

Permanent TSB: about 28 per cent of its mortgage loans are classed as nonperforming. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. That’s the way Irish banks view the furore about their planned sales of nonperforming mortgage loans – abo(...)

President Michael D Higgins: figures in Leinster House have been told he will declare his intentions in July

President Michael D Higgins intends to seek a second term of office, with figures in Leinster House told he will declare his intentions in July. Sour(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I learned from the masters on political communication. And that’s a strength, not a weakness.” Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “learned from the masters” in Fianna Fáil about political communication, he told the Dáil on Tuesday. The Taoiseach was speaki(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil on Tuesday the bank had not yet sold any of the loans and had not identified a prospective buyer. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB’s non-performing mortgage loans may be sold to a regulated bank or another institution, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He told the D(...)

Pro-repeal campaigners Morgan Maher, Adam Murray and Lute Alraad during a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin last week. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Three weeks have passed since Taoiseach Leo Varadkar fired the starting gun for the abortion referendum campaign after a late-night Government meeting(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “We’ve no difficulty with the broad principles that inform the plan.”

Taxpayers money is being used to “promote” Fine Gael in the form of advertising for the National Development Plan, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under fire over the new strategic communications unit. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Government’s strategic communications unit has spent more than €182,000 since its creation last year. The figures released to Fianna Fáil TD Dara(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he had spoken with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, and would remain in close contact

The Government was taken completely by surprise by the abrupt decision of the DUP to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions, (...)

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