Fine Gael leadership

Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar may ultimately appoint his leadership rival Simon Coveney as Tánaiste as part of a peace offering to ease party divisions.

Reaction: Labour say Leo Varadkar must 'unite our people'; Gerry Adams urges him to call an election

Latest: The Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin, has said Leo Varadkar must unite everyone in the country if he is to be elected as Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar: Meet the man who will lead Fine Gael

Leo Varadkar has never been shy about his ambitions.

Result: Leo Varadkar denies split in Fine Gael after he wins leadership contest

Latest: New Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar has denied there is a split in the party following the leadership campaign.

Cormac MacConnell: Cormac’s plan to get the economy buzzing

Whoever wins, Simon Coveney or Leo Varadkar, Cormac expects a call from Ireland’s next Taoiseach tomorrow.

Denis Naughten rules out any possibility of a return to Fine Gael

As the voting gets underway to decide the leadership of Fine Gael, the Environment Minister says he won't be returning to the party.

Chances of a snap election looms as FG support rises

The likelihood of a snap election in the months after the Fine Gael leadership race has increased sharply after the Government party surged ahead of Fianna Fáil in the latest public support poll

Voting for new Fine Gael leader to begin

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney faced off in the final Fine Gael leadership debate last night.