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Leo Varadkar at a media briefing at Government Buildings in Dublin. The Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have recently traded sharp words as they begin to oversee the end of the confidence and supply agreement. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has challenged Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to force some of his TDs to support the Government in Dáil confidence motions (...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvasses with Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy in Wexford town. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is glad the controversial former Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy did not win last month’s Wexford byelection. M(...)

So far Ireland has taken 3,151 people under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme. Most of these (1,985) are people fleeing Syria who have already been designated refugees by the UN. Photograph: Getty Images

Just before 2.30pm on November 19th, flight tracking websites showed an Airbus A320 operated by Freebird Airlines landing at Baldonnel Aerodrome in so(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvasses  Verona Murphy (centre) in Wexford town during the by-election campaign in November. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Fine Gael’s decision to deselect Verona Murphy as a general election candidate in Wexford “is looking better by the moment,” Minister for Health Simon(...)

The Government will not “bail out” creches with an insurance subsidy due to rising premium prices, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Photograph: Screenshot of Pat Kenny interview Virgin Media One

The Government will not “bail out” creches with an insurance subsidy due to rising premium prices, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Amid growing conc(...)

Verona Murphy will be officially removed from Fine Gael’s Wexford general election ticket on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael has confirmed that Verona Murphy has been removed from the party’s general election ticket in Wexford. In a statement following a meeting o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured on the RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show with Brendan O’Connor. Photograph: Andres Poveda/RTÉ

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an independent person may be appointed to investigated Dara Murphy’s Dáil attendance record and expenses. Speaking on(...)

Kevin Dowd, brother of  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, holds one of his guest columns signed by President Donald Trump, in Rockville, Maryland. Trump wrote: “Kevin – thank you – you truly get it! Best wishes, Donald Trump.” Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

Last week, the US media was full of advice about how to cope with being hothoused among family members who brought a different set of beliefs to the T(...)

Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy arrives to vote at Ramsgrange Parish Hall, Co Wexford, on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“She apologised, but there are other candidates, and one in particular, Gemma O’Doherty, who didn’t apologise and who seemed to get something of a fre(...)

Votes in the Dublin Mid-West byelection being counted at Adamstown Community Centre in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Fianna Fáil victory in two of the four byelections has given the main Opposition party a timely confidence boost in advance of the next general el(...)

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