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Masked gardaí and private security contractors outside 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Jack Power.

Gardaí are investigating online threats made against a member of the force involved in policing a protest which followed the repossession of a Dublin (...)

President Michael D Higgins with former ministers, Brendan Daly, Donie Cassidy, Michael Mulcahy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

For John Mulcahy, journalism and publishing was not just a job or a career, it was his passion, his memorial Mass heard on Thursday. Though ill for (...)

Gardaí were wrong to wear hoods during an eviction  protest in Dublin this week, said the commissioner, but insisted they were upholding the law. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris have said gardaí were upholding the law when policing a homelessness protest in Dublin city (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “We have limited room for manoeuvre and for big announcements on budget day.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leo Varadkar, 39 and Taoiseach, flying high in opinion polls, his Government buoyed by a purring economy, has had a pretty good run of it since he bec(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands: ‘I’m not proposing to go to the Phoenix Park next week or the week after and have an election before the budget, not at all.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not intend to call an election despite Fianna Fáil’s rejection of his request for early negotiations on an ext(...)

A Pontifical Swiss Guard stands as Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile for a meeting with young people in Saint Peter’s square, Vatican City on  August 12th. File photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

The route the popemobile will take through Dublin city centre on Saturday has been revealed. Gardaí expect up to 100,000 people will try to get a gli(...)

Vicky Phelan is to meet the Taoiseach regarding the CervicalCheck debacle. Photograph: CourtPix

The Government is preparing proposals for a redress scheme for women affected by mistakes in cervical cancer screening but is concerned that the costs(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said on Monday: ‘It is my strong preference that we have sequencing that firstly delivers a level of economic and social certainty, in as much we can be certain, and stability and, from that base, we then continue the conversation about Irish unity.” Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

In an apparent reversal of a position she took on Monday, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald yesterday said there would have to be Border poll if the (...)

File image of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Éamon Ó Cuív at the Mansion House, Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil (FF) frontbencher Timmy Dooley has said he will “follow party policy” and support Michael D Higgins in the forthcoming presidential electi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  pictured during a media briefing at Government Buildings. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stressed that the Government is prepared to be “flexible” on the exact content of the Border “backstop” but would not compr(...)

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