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Fine Gael has seen a surge in support and now enjoys a substantial lead over Fianna Fáil, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving for the the Brexit press conference at Government Buildings on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The findings from today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll reveal a jump in support for Fine Gael (up five points to 36 per cent), who have opened up a sig(...)

Leo Varadkar: the last time a taoiseach had this sort of approval rating was in July 2011. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It is a lesson that has to be regularly relearned. Not every political crisis actually breaks through into the public consciousness, and therefore the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘I take it very seriously and it is something I am very committed to because I really feel for these kids and their families.’ Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Taoiseach has said contrasting the cost of his strategic communications unit with funding for scoliosis surgery is “bad politics’’. Leo Varadkar(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May as she spoke during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May has said the British government will ensure the Brexit deal will not involve a hard border in Ireland. She said(...)

Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis gives evidence to the the Exiting the EU Committee. Photograph: PA

Leaving the EU will provoke a “paradigm change” in the UK economy in a similar way to the financial crash of 2008, British Brexit Secretary David Davi(...)

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has called on European leaders to give an immediate go-ahead to talks on post-Brexit trade relations, rather t(...)

The letter to British prime minister Theresa May has been signed by Tory MP and former army captain Johnny Mercer, who is leading a backbench rebellion over defence cuts, and Julian Lewis, the Conservative chairman of the Commons defence committee. File photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters/pool/

Senior British politicians have written to prime minister Theresa May calling for an effective amnesty that would cover security force members and par(...)

  Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail turns  on the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights at Leinster House. He was joined  by Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Denis O’Donovan, party leaders and other members of the Oireachtas with music and song provided by the Oireachtas choir and the Cavan Rugby Club male voice choir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been a torrid few weeks for the Taoiseach. Doubtless, he will enjoy Christmas in the bosom of the Varadkars and take a short break from the ince(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher: he says terminations should be provided in certain circumstances, such as fatal foetal abnormalities, incest, rape and when there is a risk to a woman’s health. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution is nearing its final conclusions – but a consensus is far from clear. The(...)

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