Mr Varadkar

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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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there were ‘a lot of people from Georgia and Albania coming in with fake documents and that is a big driver of the increase’ in asylum applications. File image: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Comments made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar about illegal immigration have been described as “very dangerous” by a migrant rights group. Mr Varadkar was (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: faced challenges to present a prudent, green and Brexit-proofed budget. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

After a fraught few days of behind the scenes deal-making, Paschal Donohoe produced his third budget on Tuesday – the last one of this administration,(...)

Greta Thunberg and 15 other children have filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s major economies have violated their human rights. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres has declared the first global summit on climate action a success in generating better momentum to meet the criti(...)

The Taoiseach reiterated the Government’s opposition to the introduction of direct rule after Brexit, which is widely expected. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government will seek to have a “consultative role” in the government of Northern Ireland if the British Government imposes direct rule after a no-(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of the HSE capital plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It was understandable, perhaps, that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his Ministers chose not to launch the Health Service Executive’s €2.1 billion three-ye(...)

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