Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings, Dublin. File photograph:  Collins

Normal Dáil business has been suspended for the expected election of Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach on Wednesday afternoon. Enda Kenny st(...)

Leo Varadkar appointed Simon Coveney as his deputy leader. Photograph: Collins

Leo Varadkar is considering restructuring the Government to improve how the minority administration operates and to prepare Fine Gael for a push towar(...)

Attorney General  Maire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Máire Whelan was not exactly a familiar name in political circles when she became Attorney General unlike predecessors such as Michael McDowell, Peter(...)

President Michael D Higgins with his wife, Sabina, as Taoiseach Enda Kenny leaves Áras an Uachtaráin after delivering his letter of resignation to the President. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So it’s not true that the nice guys always finish last. Enda Kenny is the living proof. Business will always be business, but on a personal level,(...)

A pledge to make Ireland a “republic of opportunity” and a limited Cabinet reshuffle will be on Leo Varadkar’s agenda upon becoming taoiseach.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A pledge to make Ireland a “republic of opportunity” and a limited Cabinet reshuffle will be Leo Varadkar’s first acts after becoming taoiseach today.(...)

Fine Gael Leader Leo Varadkar, who is set to become the youngest taoiseach in the history of the State.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

To become head of government at 38 is a tremendous achievement. Yet Leo Varadkar knows as well as anyone that to become taoiseach is to reach a summit(...)

Máire Whelan’s appointment as a judge on the Court of Appeal was announced on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Independent Minister for Transport Shane Ross has expressed his unhappiness with the process that saw Attorney General Máire Whelan appointed to the C(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: to host his final Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Enda Kenny is to resign as Taoiseach on Tuesday paving the way for Leo Varadkar to be elected on Wednesday. Mr Kenny will host his final Cabinet meet(...)

Newly elected Fine Gael party leader Leo Varadkar  with party members. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Those close to Leo Varadkar say he will soon spring a few surprises if, as expected, he becomes taoiseach on Wednesday. They say that at least some of(...)

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar said there was “renewed enthusiasm” across the administration for implementing the Programme for Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Independent Alliance has confirmed it will support the nomination of Leo Varadkar as taoiseach on Wednesday following a meeting with the Fine Gael(...)

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