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William O’Brien: He was a former director of Murphy’s brewery in Cork and was partly responsible for convincing Heineken to take it over

Willie O’Brien, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful crane- and plant-hire companies. A lifelong support(...)

Mrs Merkel has put the financial transaction tax into her government programme and President Macron has raised French concerns over what the OECD calls profit shifting. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Put simply, the European Union is a Franco-German project initiated by the Schuman Declaration of 1951. Together they are building a European home and(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald delivers the address at the commemoration for former taoiseach John A. Costello at Deansgrange Cemetery on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former taoiseach John A Costello was remembered as a State builder, as a pre-eminent lawyer and as a “simple man who believed in the old-fashioned val(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and the  Cabinet: Mr Varadkar  is likely to scale down the engagements he will attend and become a “bit more removed”. Photograph:  Maxwellphotography.ie

The opening acts of any new government are public relations; the way a new Taoiseach and Ministers see themselves in the most ideal form, and the way (...)

Leo Varadkar after he was elected Taoiseach on Wednesday, at Leinster House.  Photograph: Collins Photos

It was not until he was formally elected Taoiseach yesterday that the full implications of Leo Varadkar’s extraordinary rise to the most powerful offi(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach: Leo Varadkar’s life will change for ever when he accepts the seal of office on Wednesday. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty

The transition happens in an instant. If all goes according to the plans being carefully refined this weekend, Leo Eric Varadkar will sit down with Pr(...)

“Sir, - We are the two Young Fine Gael delegates who sucessfully proposed the new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. We feel shocked, appall(...)

“It is business as usual with house prices being squeezed up, loose bank lending and incentives for first-time buyers.” Photograph: Alan Betson

There is nothing new under the sun and this applies as much to the Irish housing market as anything else. The truly alarming thing about the current h(...)

'What was so striking about the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election was that he campaigned unapologetically as an enthusiast for the EU.' Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

The Government’s decision to commit unambiguously to the side of the EU27 ahead of the Brexit negotiations will inevitably involve difficult decisions(...)

How did the Ministers fare? Clockwise from top left: Simon Coveney, Shane Ross, Leo Varadkar, Pascal Donohoe. File photographs: The Irish Times/Collins

LEO VARADKAR (Social Protection) Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Any consideratio(...)

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