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Leo Varadkar with  President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin where he was appointed Taoiseach. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Leo Varadkar has signed his warrant of office and assumed the role of Taoiseach. He is the youngest person to hold the office since the foundation of (...)

Shane Ross and Cllr Kevin Daly in Stepaside. Photograph:  Mark Hilliard

Squeezed onto a narrow traffic island in the middle of Stepaside, Minister for Transport Shane Ross happily waved as cars beeped their horns while pas(...)

Enda Kenny leaving Government Buildings following his resignation as Taoiseach. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

And with a wave and a smile, he was gone. Enda Kenny is still Taoiseach in a caretaker capacity, of course, and will be until Leo Varadkar succeeds (...)

Leo Varadkar is expected to be elected taoiseach when the House resumes on Tuesday, June 13th. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Independent Alliance has said it wants more free votes in the Dáil, as well as a commitment that the Universal Social Charge will be phased out, b(...)

Members of the Independent Alliance Shane Ross, John Halligan and Finian McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent Ministers will seek a number of new commitments as part of discussions with the new Fine Gael leader, Leo Varadkar. Mr Varadkar has alrea(...)

Giraffe Childcare’s facility at Stepaside, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

A two-year-old child suffered terror on almost a daily basis for five months while in the care of a creche exposed by an RTÉ documentary in 2013, a ju(...)

An Algerian in his 30s was still being held on Tuesday night in connection with an alleged Isis money-laundering operation.

Gardaí suspect one of two men arrested in Dublin in connection with an alleged Isis money-laundering operation was preparing to travel to fight in Syr(...)

‘Brexit, climate change, the future of work [are] the great causes of insecurity of our age,’ Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin told the party conference at White’s Hotel in Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne

‘I introduced Eamon Gilmore as leader in this room 10 years ago. So, Rebecca, you never know! Fáilte romhaibh uilig go Loch Garman! Seasann Páirtí (...)

 Minister for  Transport  Shane Ross: attitude was blamed by unions for wildcat action. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Word about the wildcat strike that affected Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus spread “faster than a church-gate collection on a Sunday” among workers on(...)

Seán Lemass: “He never abandoned the proposition that workers and employers were on the same side, despite appearances,” said Tom Garvin. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Minister Shane Ross is on the doss. Worse than that, he is distorting history in order to justify his indolence. He has piously insisted he will not i(...)

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