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Newly elected Cabinet of the 33rd Dail meet for their first cabinet meeting in Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A steadfast refusal to spell the name “Micheál” correctly was the dominant theme in the international coverage of Ireland’s historic Coalition deal ov(...)

The Green Party’s Ossian Smyth (left), pictured with other members of the party’s negotiating team Roderic O’Gorman and Neasa Hourigan at Leinster House last month. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Green members must decide if the climate measures contained in the party’s government deal with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are “strong enough” to cover(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin: “There were never going to be, nor could there have been, outright winners in these negotiations and clearly we did not get everything we sought.” File photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green TDs and Senators all gave their backing to the draft programme for government agreed between their three parties last(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: ‘I think the best option will probably be a connection to the M8’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said any future government should look at all four options for the Cork-Limerick motorway and if savings are to(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil has rejected his comments as “nonsense”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested to union leaders that Fianna Fáil proposals could see a pay freeze being introduced for more than 300,000 staff a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘My preference has always been for an election in the summer of 2020. However, that may not be under the control of me.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he wants the general election to be held at the “right time for the country”. He was speaking in response to comment(...)

Leo Varadkar said that while Dara Murphy ‘is no longer a member of the Dáil’ . . .questions ‘have been raised about his attendance and his expenses and those questions need to be answered’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for an overhaul of the rules governing TDs Dáil attendance and their expenses claims and expressed the view that the(...)

  Leo Varadkar, TD attending #WorkEqual conference run by Dress for Success Dublin,   pictured with Sonya Lennon, founder DFSD and Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS the Further Education and Training Authority. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Better and more affordable childcare will do more to promote gender equality in the workplace than anything else, a survey of mostly female employers (...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘Every year housing construction is increasing and there is growing evidence of house prices levelling off.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended Fine Gael’s record on housing and accused both political opponents and media commentators of being more concerned (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘people may use less heating and also that means fewer deaths as a result of cold weather’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Taoiseach needs to “urgently clarify” recent comments he made about the “benefits” of climate change, An Taisce has said. The environmental organ(...)

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