Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

A statement from the Department of the Taoiseach said neither Leo Varadkar nor anyone else in the department knew about the incident at the time. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The Garda watchdog is investigating a claim that an officer directed others in the force to caution a staff member from the Department of the Taoiseac(...)

The EU Division has returned to Iveagh House and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is one of the most powerful people in the Cabinet.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You’re unlikely to find anyone in Iveagh House, the Dublin headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, who thinks Brexit is a good idea. Yet Br(...)

Francesca McDonagh  leaving the Department of Finance earlier this week after being called to the Department of Finance over the tracker mortgage issues. Photograph:  Leah Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

Bank of Ireland’s new chief executive, Francesca McDonagh, has hired a fellow former HSBC executive to fill the new role of chief of staff at the grou(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appointed marketing expert John Concannon to lead a new unit within Government. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under renewed pressure to detail the cost of the Government’s new Strategic Communications Unit. Mr Varadkar has appo(...)

Frank Clarke: he was the first member of his family to go to university

The incoming chief justice Frank Clarke was nominated after pre-Cabinet discussions between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Justice Charlie Flana(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan  and  Chief Justice Susan Denham at  the annual report of the Courts Service for 2016 in  Smithfield. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet is expected to choose the new chief justice from a shortlist of three candidates at its final meeting before the summer recess on Wednesda(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  claimed Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar had launched a national campaign on welfare fraud which overstated savings by more than 1,000 per cent. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused two senior Fine Gael Ministers of “promoting misleading and potentially fake statistics”. Mr Martin cla(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to media  at an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday.  Photograph: Olivier Matthys/AP

In the tumultuous early days of the economic crisis, it quickly became apparent inside Government that the State’s efforts to defend its corner and sa(...)

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