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A file image of newly appointed Minister for Social Protection  Leo Varadkar, newly appointed Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who has radically reshuffled his ministerial team. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

As befits a dramatically different 32nd Dáil, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has named a dramatically different Cabinet. That’s not even taking account of the s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stands in Government Buildings with members of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Merrion Street

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced the makeup of the new Cabinet. Singificant appointments include Simon Harris to Health, Leo Varadkar to Social Prot(...)

  Pat Deering: “It’ll be perceived, rightly or wrongly, as power at all costs and the re-election of Enda at all costs.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Suspending water charges could be seen as Fine Gael and Enda Kenny seeking to hold on to power “at all costs”, a party backbencher said last night. (...)

Éamon Ó Cuív (centre) said said Fianna Fáil’s first port of call would be people with whom they had ‘no philosophical differences,’ with.

Fianna Fáil’s former deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív has said that his party cannot back away from pre-election pledges not to ally with Fine Gael in the l(...)

Fine Gael’s Aine Collins and Michael Creed, and Fianna Fáil’s Michael Moynihan.

Fianna Fáil has narrowly seen off the challenge of Independent JP O’Shea to secure two seats in Cork North West. It was a case of Dial M for Moynihan(...)

Enda Kenny: underestimated throughout his career. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

‘He’s like an embarrassing uncle at a wedding,” groans a younger political operative who has had frequent dealings with Enda Kenny recently. “E(...)

Independent Cllr and current Mayor of Cork County John Paul O’Shea, who has announced that he will run as a candidate for the Dáil in Cork North West. Photograph: Martin Walsh

The mayor of Co Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea has announced that he is to run in the forthcoming general election as an Independent candidate in the Cor(...)

Cork City Hall: politicians in urban and rural areas are divided on plans to merge Cork city and county councils. Photograph: Getty Images

Cork politicians have clashed over a controversial report to merge the county and city councils. Most city-based TDS oppose the move to create one “s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. Photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. EU justice ministers will (...)

Marie Louise O’Donnell: as her six guests looked on, McGrath allegedly accused O’Donnell (who has a long-running weekly radio slot on RTÉ’s ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’ programme) of “double-jobbing” and taking the bread from the mouths of working journalists

Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. Mattie McGrath discovered this to his cost on Thursday morning when he was eaten alive by a Senator (...)

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