Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with   Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, who he has appointed Fine Gael deputy leader.   Photograph: Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has been appointed deputy leader of Fine Gael. The move was announced at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

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 (...)

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Theresa May has reshuffled her cabinet amid continuing speculation about her future in Downing Street, as the Conservatives attempt to hold on to powe(...)

Family and friends of Paul Ormsby arrive at St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rescue 116 crew member Paul Ormsby was a consummate professional who knew how to make people laugh and smile, his memorial service has heard. Hundred(...)

Grosvenor Square in Rathmines, Dublin, where London Bridge attacker Rachid Redouane lived for a time. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Most people will accept that there are no absolute guarantees of security and safety in the face of terrorism. There cannot be when the threats range (...)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Taoiseach Enda Kenny lay wreaths during the Battle of Messines Ridge commemoration in Messines, Belgium, on June 7th, 2017. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

It seemed like the tall trees on the sunny windswept hillside at Messines were bending attentively to hear the music. The musicians too played valiant(...)

A plaque in honour of Paddy Harte and Glen Barr, the founders of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders, will be unveiled to mark the centenary (...)

London attacker Rachid Redouane was a 30-year-old Moroccan-Libyan pastry chef who had been living in Rathmines, Dublin

Irish authorities have been helping British police and security services in the wake of the attack at London Bridge on Saturday. Here’s what we know s(...)

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh has said that the expansion will be of “huge benefit” to the company’s customers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

High tech security company Netwatch has opened a Chicago office which will lead to the creation of 15 jobs. According to a statement, the recruitment(...)

Armed garda at a checkpoint in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Senior Government figures have insisted Ireland is adequately prepared for the possibility of a terror attack. Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste France(...)

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