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Leo Varadkar on the first day of Luas passenger services on the Green Line extension. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

If the timing had been different, last week’s launch of the shiny Luas Cross City service would have provided a perfect platform for an ambitious youn(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in his  Leinster House office. “I come from a background which in many respects has always been pro-life but I have never been absolutist or judgemental.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin asks that you do not read between the lines of what he is saying to divine meaning, but at times you are left with no other option. As(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: politicians made a “real and enduring mistake” by allowing the Eighth Amendment to be inserted into the Constitution. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Six Cabinet Ministers have indicated their support for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment’s recommendation to remove article 40.3.3 from(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

The Irish Government’s latest brief to  not support  either party in a  landmark case involving emails on a Microsoft server in Dublin is a departure from its previous position

The Government has submitted a brief to the US supreme court in a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain access to emails stor(...)

Simon Coveney: he appealed to TDs to show leadership to the rest of the country on how the debate should be conducted

The Government is working to a timetable for a referendum on abortion in May, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. He reiterated it was a three-stage pro(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: Nothing that commits the EU to a specific Brexit time period. Photograph: The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU could take four to five years, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. He told the Dáil on T(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said: “As any student of Anglo-Irish politics will tell, it will all end in tears as all of unionism’s dalliances with the British have.” File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has predicted the DUP’s arrangement to keep the minority Conservative government in power in the UK will end badly. (...)

Then taoiseach Enda Kenny (right) with   US president Donald Trump  in Washington earlier this year. The Tánaiste has said an invitation to Mr Trump to visit Ireland still stand. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The Government will not withdraw its invitation to US president Donald Trump to visit Ireland in the wake of his recognition of Jerusalem as the capit(...)

Michel Barnier with Tánaiste Simon Coveney: leaked report highlighted sharp criticisms of London from other European Union states. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

The Department of Foreign Affairs has stopped circulating a weekly Brexit report to key Irish officials following a leak last month, which highlighted(...)

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