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Five people have participated in the final round of interviews to become the next Garda commissioner. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Five individuals have participated in the final round of interviews to become the next Garda commissioner, The Irish Times understands. Former commis(...)

“At the moment everything is driven by the chaos in London.” Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Before every European summit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discusses the upcoming issues with his Cabinet and reports to the Dáil. A meeting of the cabinet (...)

Seamus Coffey: will brief TDs and Senators on the advisory council’s budget warnings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Fiscal Advisory Council, the Government’s budget and economic watchdog, will tell an Oireachtas committee today that Minister for Finance Paschal (...)

The cases are due in court this week. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Talks with a view to reaching a settlement between the Government and hospital consultants over a series of court cases that could cost the State hund(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘The deadline is October and I do think it is possible between now and October for us to finalise and negotiate that withdrawal agreement.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has conceded that any deal on a “backstop” for the Irish Border will not be completed until Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement is finali(...)

 Leo Varadkar is expected to frame the plan as part of Ireland’s response to Brexit. Photograph: EPA/Paul McErlane

A major expansion of Ireland’s embassy and consulate network and a pledge to achieve the UN target of donating 0.7 per cent of gross national income t(...)

Pro-Life Campaign spokeswoman Caroline Simons says the result of the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment does not mean the Government is obliged to legislate for unrestricted abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Pro-Life Campaign has said that it will lobby politicians to submit amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation, including changes which wo(...)

Observers of Theresa May’s management of Brexit might raise some questions about the details and progress made. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool/EPA

There is a scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the (original) movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, where Wonka (Gene Wilder) demons(...)

President Michael D Higgins: cannot sign the referendum result into law – therefore amending the Constitution – until the legal process has been exhausted. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Health will continue to draft abortion legislation and make preparations for the introduction of abortion services while a court cha(...)

Criminal lawyer Tara Burns, currently counsel to the former Garda press officer Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal, has been nominated for appointment to the High Court.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The Cabinet has approved the nomination of three Court of Appeal judges and one judge of the High Court at its meeting on Wednesday. High Court judge(...)

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