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Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil had signalled to him  on Tuesday that the email to Fitzgerald represented a very big problem. Photograph: Getty Images

The week in politics has its own rhythm. Monday is quiet, Tuesday and Wednesday are long busy days, and things calm down on Thursday as Dáil business (...)

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society, Stuart Gilhooly, president of the Law Society, and Irish Times journalists Conor Gallagher and David Labanyi at the Justice Media Awards. Photograph: Lensmen

Irish Times journalist David Labanyi has been recognised for exposing inaccurate Garda breath test figures, at the Law Society of Ireland Justice Medi(...)

The difference between Leo Varadkar’s relationship status and Simon Coveney’s: is it important?  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but do most people really care who the next Fine Gael leader is? Do they have extraordinarily strong feelings (...)

Stock image of a young reporter at work. “Back in no-low-fares, no-internet 1990, being on the Paris-based Journalists in Europe (JE) programme was like stepping into another world; or, perhaps more precisely, just stepping into the world.” File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

It was idealistic, fun, paid for by others, and it involved travel – lots of travel. Even today it would be a young journalist’s dream. But back in n(...)

“The C-word, which is the word of choice in these matters, is meant to dehumanise and belittle women,” says former Labour Party leader Joan Burton on Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

When it comes to public admiration, our politicians won’t be troubling our footballers in the popularity stakes any time soon. So when two of the pol(...)

The Sunday Press was “a family, a very dysfunctional one at times, but [Willie Collins] loved every minute of his working life and all the people at Burgh Quay” [Irish Press group offices above]. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The late Willie Collins was no fan of emotional eulogies. “He had a strong view that in the eyes of God everybody is equal in death,” said son Stephen(...)

Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)

Former Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy is among the speakers at Women in Media

A conference celebrating the success of women in Irish media will take place in Kerry this weekend. Women in Media aims to provide an important(...)

Dr James Reilly: on the back foot after a disastrous outcome for his department in the budget. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They are not the first government to practise the “that will learn you” strategy of political defence but Fine Gael and Labour Ministers and their spi(...)

Half way to Ballybunion we break the journey at the home of my friend’s parents. A coffee maker, the kind that gurgles and splutters for an age(...)

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