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 Pat Kenny brought his idiosyncratic brand of political diagnostics to Newstalk’s  discussion on the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

More than most current affairs presenters, Pat Kenny sounds comfortable dealing with bad news. When discussing difficult topics, the veteran broadcast(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron awards Kylian Mbappé of France the Fifa Young Player Award at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Since Emmanuel Macron has become president of France in May 2017, it has been somewhat of a golden era for French sport. In 2024 the Summer Olympics (...)

If the Government’s Housing For All strategy is to deliver on its aim to spur the building required to solve the current crisis, it is also bound to spur bitter battles in many places like Enniskerry

Like many Irish teenagers who grew up in a small village, I spent most of my youth planning how I might get out of the place. Yet I have spent much of(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste  Leo Varadkar: Will Micheál sing a Meat Loaf song? He won’t do that. Photograph: Julien Behal.

No more misery monologues for the foreseeable. It’s been one setback after another for Micheál Martin. But now, finally, he’s caught a break. Out thr(...)

As Shelbourne FC’s public affairs and inclusion officer, former minister Finian McGrath will seek to liaise with government and local authorities on the club’s behalf with the goal of making it the most inclusive club in Ireland

Timing is everything. An email arrives on Friday afternoon from the office of Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, head(...)

Incoming IAA chair Rose Hynes was unable to say if she filed a return to the Standards in Public Office Commission recording the call with Mr Varadkar, which would have been required had she been lobbying Mr Varadkar. Photograph: iStock

Incoming Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) chairwoman Rose Hynes confirmed that she contacted the then taoiseach Leo Varadkar after learning that she was(...)

Dublin city centre. Dr Brian Caulfield of TCD is concerned whether enough care will be taken when permitting the use of e-scooters to ensure we don’t face the sort of issues that have affected other cities across Europe. Photograph: iStock

Ready, set, go? After what seems like forever it looks as though e-scooters will soon be legally permitted on Irish roads. The Government approved dra(...)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said  ‘it would be scandalous if we were fighting against such costs (being paid) but it’s not true’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport told families of those who died in the 2017 Rescue 116 helicopter crash that his Department will pay legal costs incurred for a(...)

Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin faces a genuine political and policymaking quandary. Photograph:  Tom Honan

When Shane Ross was minister for tourism in the last government, his relationship with the industry’s representatives was as cool as an Atlantic breez(...)

‘Katherine Zappone  has never presented herself as a victim. But she has been sinned against here.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In May 2016, as Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance played the high hand in government formation, disdaining and demanding like political bridezil(...)

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