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Máire Whelan has her appointment to the  Court of Appeal rubberstamped by President Michael D Higgins, as crafty Leo looks on. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Taoiseach had a problem last weekend. He acted very decisively – with indecent haste, to be more precise – by bundling the former attorney gener(...)

Minister for Community and Rural Affairs. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael Ring has promised an influx of government funding to his own constituency following his appointment as Minister for Community and Rural Affair(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

 Will Ruth Coppinger TD be ejected for refusing to stand for prayer? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas Golf Society held its agm recently in Leinster House recently. Outgoing captain Eamonn Coghlan, who was one of the Taoiseach’s nominee(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: “Now Enda has been shown respect and given time to finish the job he was tasked to do and elected to do,” says Castlebar Fine Gael activist Tomás Collins. Photograph: AP

General satisfaction was evident among Enda Kenny loyalists in his Mayo constituency on Thursday that party knives which were being unsheathed are no(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: a number of Fine Gael TDs and Senators have urged him  to change the legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Health is examining a number of alterations to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill after intense opposition by Fine Gael TDs and Senat(...)

The victorious Dublin team following the All-Ireland senior football championship final replay in  Croke Park, Dublin. Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators by failing to give them the chance to purchase All-Ireland football f(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan said he sympathised with the British people on the dilemma in which they found themselves

The Seanad is to hold a major debate on the implications of Brexit in the autumn. Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell said there was need for “a compr(...)

Councillors’ associations are meeting Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar on Wednesday to discuss the issue

The Seanad has agreed an all-party motion to establish a committee to examine local councillors’ terms and conditions. During a short debate in the U(...)

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