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Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan at the press briefing in Government Buildings

Hold firm and stick to the basics. That’s our Covid War version of “Keep calm and carry on”. It’s such a pity they didn’t play the theme tune from(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No Ministers were informed about delays in telling women the results of cervical cancer screening audits, the Department of Health chief medical offic(...)

Some  recall Leo Varadkar  as a slightly awkward young man who could be friendly one day and cold the next

The scene is a Dublin count centre in 2004. Leo Varadkar, a 25-year-old political novice, had just received nearly 5,000 first preference votes, a sta(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar arriving at the pre-budget forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A young man who said he was living on €7 a day was among those who questioned Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar at a pre-budget forum in Du(...)

So we will have a sugar tax. Or more specifically a tax on fizzy soft drinks. It is in the programme for government. It’s politically popular, it’s ac(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin:  said Taoiseach Enda Kenny “breaks promise after promise, believing that media management will take care of everything’’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin launched a strong attack on the Taoiseach following the Government’s decision to abandon its proposed method of un(...)

General secretary of the INMO Liam Doran and organisation president Claire Mahon said they had a mandate from members to withdraw labour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Union leaders have threatened an escalation in industrial action over the coming days and weeks if overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is n(...)

Minister for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A protest march in support of a disability and special needs service provider in the midlands was attended by about 3,000 people yesterday. The(...)

Minister with responsibility for primary health care Alex White has said: “The commitment in the programme for government to achieve free GP access for the entire population within the term of office of this Government will be achieved.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Parents will be able to access free GP care for their children aged under five “sometime in the middle of next year”, the Minister with responsibility(...)