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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at a cultural and diversity class at Castleknock Community College, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It doesn’t take long for a general election to succumb to the lure of the quick fix. Manifestos and policy papers are boring. Issues equal hard work. (...)

 Leo Varadkar : “I don’t want to be doing anything or saying anything that in any way promotes drug use”. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he did not take any other illegal drugs than those he acknowledged in a past interview. In an interview with Hot Pre(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said his party will not form a ‘grand coalition’ with Fine Gael after the general election. Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish TImes.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will not form a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after the general election. Mr Martin said his (...)

The Government will not “bail out” creches with an insurance subsidy due to rising premium prices, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Photograph: Screenshot of Pat Kenny interview Virgin Media One

The Government will not “bail out” creches with an insurance subsidy due to rising premium prices, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Amid growing conc(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

Gay Byrne with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even when he left us, Gay Byrne commanded the airwaves like no other. It was 2.45pm on Monday when Joe Duffy, having noted the time and date in sombre(...)

 Gay Byrne’s great strength as a radio host was his capacity to listen: his listeners   trusted him with secrets they would not share with their nearest and dearest. Photograph:  Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Lest there be any doubt just how deeply woven into Irish life Gay Byrne’s persona was, just listen to Tico’s Tune by Manuel and the Music of the Mount(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘Judicial review is extremely expensive and even if you win there is no guarantee that you will be awarded your legal costs.’ File photograph: Frank Miller

Broadcaster Pat Kenny has given up his battle to prevent apartment blocks being built on lands adjacent to his Dalkey home. However, the Newstalk pre(...)

Francis Rhatigan’s company, Winterbrook, had a previous application for 56 units  on the grounds of Charleville refused by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

As developer Richard Barrett awaits the outcome of a High Court challenge aimed at overturning An Bord Pleanála’s permission for his plan to build two(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photograph: David Zalubowski/AP

Another week, another on-air outbreak of Thunberg derangement syndrome. Though not yet as widespread as the more common Trump variant, which mainly af(...)

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