Tom Curran

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England’s Alastair Cook at the end of the third day of the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was back to business for Alastair Cook on the third day. He batted for another six and a-half hours, posting the highest score against Australia at(...)

Alastair Cook of England is congratulated by Joe Root as he celebrates reaching his century. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This was how it was supposed to be from the start with the senior citizens showing the way. Sadly it took until the second day of the Melbourne Test f(...)

Australia’s David Warner celebrates reaching his century during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was a curate’s egg of a day. In the first session Australia raced to 102-0, 83 of which came from David Warner’s bat; in the second they were becal(...)

Leo Varadkar on the first day of Luas passenger services on the Green Line extension. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

If the timing had been different, last week’s launch of the shiny Luas Cross City service would have provided a perfect platform for an ambitious youn(...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow bats during the final one-day international against the West Indies in Southampton. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

England set aside this week’s controversial distractions to restrict West Indies to a stop-start 288 for six as they try to close out a 4-0 Royal Lond(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will seek to introduce changes to Fine Gael’s rules at the party’s national conference in November.

Fine Gael is still basking from the glory of its new leader Leo Varadkar, but there is a growing sense that the Taoiseach is failing to capit(...)

John Deacy TD and his brother, Jamie, lead their father’s coffin into  St Mary’s Church in Dungarvan. Photograph: Mary Browne

Fine Gael minister Austin Deasy (80) was recalled at his funeral as a politician who delivered for his constituents in his Waterford constituency for (...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Leo Varadkar: “Appears to have an unstoppable momentum at this stage.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Fine Gael leadership campaign so far is the extent to which it has been entirely focused on the party’s inte(...)

Leo Varadkar is thinking about merging departments if his tilt at the Fine Gael party leadership is successful. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael leadership contender Leo Varadkar is considering merging the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure into one if he wins the upcoming (...)

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