Niall Collins

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US president Donald Trump, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and others walk down the House of Representative steps after the Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill.   Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been strongly criticised by the Opposition for his comments on US president Donald Trump’s Doonbeg resort. Some Fine Gael (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward (centre), with party leader  Micheál Martin (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Fianna Fáil TD has warned party leader Micheál Martin that he plans to “fight within the party” against Mr Martin’s support for repealing the Eighth(...)

Niall Collins: said ConnectIreland had written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar claiming that the IDA’s behaviour “has laid waste to potentially thousands of new jobs and billions of euro of investment in Ireland”.

An organisation in dispute with the IDA over the number of jobs it created has accused the State agency of “egregious, systematic and deliberate misco(...)

Social Democrat TD Róisín Shortall says the real issue is a “dysfunctional” Garda Síochána, a problem at “the heart of democracy”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most of the country may breathe a sigh of relief when, on Tuesday, the danger of a Christmas general election is averted, but there are those who seem(...)

In the run-up to the budget the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe appeared on a number of social media videos.

Leo Varadkar’s department has spent just under €22,000 on advertising on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook since he became leader of Fine Gael and Taoisea(...)

A file photograph of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, who has emerged as a potential Dáil candidate for Fianna Fáil in Cork. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Fianna Fáil is eyeing up former All-Ireland winning Cork hurling captain Seán Óg Ó hAilpín as a potential Dáil candidate and running mate for one of t(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD at a Government announcment on measures to enhance the State’s corporate and regulatory framework. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In spite of scandals involving white-collar crime and abuses of power by financial and other bodies, a reluctance remains to take aggressive remedial (...)

Ministers gathered at Government Buildings to announce details on a new initiative on tackling white-collar crime. From left: Charlie Flanagan, Francis Fitzgerald Paschal Donohoe and Shane Ross. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government will seek the removal of some directors in banks in which the State is a shareholder if the tracker mortgage controversy is not resolve(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: on the warpath, with second World War fighter planes on his socks.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Remember that fella who stood up from his seat on the upper deck of the bus? “I don’t know what a tracker mortgage is!” he exclaimed. He was lucky.(...)

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil said the Government’s unwillingness to publish reports into Brexit by some of its departments is unhelpful. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has accused the Government of deliberately suppressing two more reports on the economic impact of Brexit on Ireland. The reports, commiss(...)

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