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A mural in Derry’s Bogside depicting John Hume, Martin Luther King jnr, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Derry likes to come out for its own, and look out for its own. But because of Covid it can’t really come out for John Hume, and that’s proving hard fo(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Sinn Féin won the highest share of the popular vote (24.5%) ahead of Fianna Fáil with 22%, but it won fewer Dáil seats than Fianna Fáil – 37 versus 38 . Photograph: iStock

When does a new government have to be formed by? There is no deadline for this as there are, in legal and constitutional terms, no rules on forming a(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Heritage  Josepha Madigan and Zoe Reid of the National Archives  attend a launch  for the Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury research project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When the Taoiseach reached for a heavily charred document dating back to Henry VIII’s time, the archivist charged with explaining the document’s impor(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and his partner Matthew Barrett  welcome US vice-president Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence  to Famleigh House in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Faith/ AFP

US vice-president Mike Pence has arrived in Dublin for the second leg of his visit to Ireland, amidst controversy about his decision to stay in Presid(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar voting in Scoil Thomas, Castleknock on Friday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For months, Fine Gael has been looking over its shoulder in worry at rural Ireland. Its poll ratings, and the personal popularity of Taoiseach Leo V(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)

Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is stepping down but the next Garda scandal won’t be far away.

Few people in political circles, in Government or Opposition, believed that Nóirín O’Sullivan could really ride out the torrent of scandal that has be(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made the cover of the Europe edition of the New York-based magazine, under the headline ‘An island at the centre of the world’.

The United Kingdom should not be punished for quitting the European Union and Ireland will lose “as much as, if not more” than Britain, if that happen(...)

 Denis Naughten: “I’d be quite happy to work with either. It’s irrelevant to me which is elected”

Some Independent Ministers may have been quietly hoping that Fine Gael Minister for Housing Simon Coveney would become Taoiseach, but none have anythi(...)

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