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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar buys  sausages at Fitzgerald’s Butchers during his general election campaign walkabout in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

Not so ‘fast’ Eddie A week is a long time in politics, so the cliche goes, but for Fianna Fáil’s Eddie Ryan it must be eternal. “Fast” Eddie declare(...)

Leo Varadkar: criticised for response to homeless man incident. Photograph: Fran Veale

Good morning, The first full day of campaigning in the 2020 general election was dominated by the issue of homelessness after an incident which was d(...)

Gardaí attend the scene of  an incident in which a homeless man was injured,    along the Grand Canal in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of politicising a serious incident in which a homeless man was injured, after the Taoiseach called on the Fian(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a particul(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Committee members raised concerns that they may not have a chance to question the outgoing president of the FAI, Donal Conway, if the association does not appear before it in advance of his finishing date in January. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The chairman of the Oireachtas sport committee has written to accountancy and auditing regulators asking them to investigate the audits of the Footbal(...)

‘The proposed provision for the growth areas of Stepaside and Ballyogan and environs is improved, but remains limited,’ the council’s submission said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposed bus services for Stepaside and Ballyogan in south county Dublin remain “limited”, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has said. The counci(...)

Oireachtas housing committee chairman Noel Rock TD. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The rising number of people recorded as living in emergency accommodation in the latest official figures is “particularly remarkable” as it comes at a(...)

Flawless foundation: former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The important task of stockpiling ammunition ahead of the general election is underway in earnest in the main parties. Goggle-eyed junior assistants (...)

The FAI said it will ‘co-operate fully with any Garda  investigation into FAI affairs on the back of the decision by the CEO of Sport Ireland to refer the report to An Garda Síochána’.

A split is looming between members of the Oireachtas sport committee on whether almost €3 million in State funding should be restored to the Football (...)

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