Fine Gael leader, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, is prepared to “let Micheál Martin sweat” and did not seek a mandate to continue talks with Fianna Fáil from his party.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2020
The nine-member group of independents have met with both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin today and urged both leaders to “get on with it” in terms of forming a government.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2020
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is set to seek common ground with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on party policies when both men meet next week amid efforts to form a government.
Fri, 21 Feb, 2020
As the dust settled on the final counts for the 33rd Dáil, there was 'radio silence' from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his party is not due to gather until Monday.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
Aontú has raised its threats to disrupt a planned seven-way leaders TV debate tonight, the first between the leading parties as the election campaign reaches its midpoint.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has decided not to sanction a party councillor who said he would like to see “someone who knows what it’s like to have kids” running the country as opposed to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2020
Election fever has gripped political parties ahead of an expected announcement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the country is to go to the polls.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
There is strong evidence that the overcrowding that currently exists in our hospitals and emergency rooms results in people dying, writes
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
Both Labour and the Greens have ruled out propping up the embattled government to safeguard its control in the Dáil as the prospect of snap general election looms.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
In a statement the IMO says it noted Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's suggestion to offer public-only contracts to all consultants in a bid to resolve the dispute.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019
A number of violent incidents in the past few years have culminated in the Justice Minister’s appeal to Ireland to be tolerant, writes
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s flights on the Learjet alone produced over six times more carbon than a person’s average yearly emissions from travel, food production, home heating, electricity use, and other activities.
Mon, 28 Oct, 2019
A Garda Chief Superintendent has accused a whistleblower of an orchestrated campaign designed to prevent his promotion and of character assassination by politicians, a tribunal has heard.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin have become embroiled in a war of words over supports for the disabled and people with intellectual disabilities.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
Fine Gael holds a four-point lead over Fianna Fáil as talk of a November General Election has escalated, a new opinion poll reveals.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
Surging optimism for a breakthrough Brexit deal also sent the value of the two main Irish banks, AIB and Bank of Ireland surging by an unprecedented €1.5bn by last night.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
Hospital overcrowding would have been solved “a long time ago” if it was down to more beds, more staff and more money, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
British prime minister Boris Johnson will visit Dublin next week for his first face-to-face meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and for discussions on Brexit.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
Mr Pence was invited to Ireland by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in March during a St Patrick’s Day event in the US.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
The Fianna Fáil TD who criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's handling of the backstop situation has admitted his comment was "ill-timed and a little harsh".
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
Trade union leader Patricia King delivered a withering criticism of the government's housing plans telling Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that his policy had “failed”.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019
Dublin City Council is drawing up plans to build up to 600 new social affordable housing units in the Docklands.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
A West Cork ferry company has been chosen to transport the Dutch royal couple on a VIP river and harbour voyage in Cork City this week.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's power to call four Dáil by-elections is likely to be taken from him, under rules which allow the Opposition have a say.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Ireland for his first Presidential visit to the country.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the State may need to introduce electronic voting following the marathon European election stand-off in Ireland South.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
The Green Party’s European candidate in Ireland South has hit out at other political parties for attempting to ‘bluff’ their way through environmental issues during the local and European campaign.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
Fine Gael has become the first government party in two decades to make gains in mid-term elections, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
Internet safety guidelines for Ireland will be published soon, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as he and other leaders met to discuss a crackdown on online abuses.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
US president Donald Trump will meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a brief visit to Ireland on June 6.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Government had, after we were told that one million species are in danger of extinction, a sort of Pauline conversion.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must apologise directly to families whose dead relatives were treated “appallingly” at University Hospital Waterford after it emerged that two families have made formal complaints.
Sat, 04 May, 2019
IFA warned the Government of a day of reckoning in the European Parliament and local elections on May 24, when the Association's members protested at Cork’s City Hall last Wednesday, when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar chaired a Cabinet meeting.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
A British request for a Brexit deadline extension as well as consequences of a chaotic no-deal will be discussed between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and French President Emmanuel Macron today.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2019
Fresh efforts to secure special work visas for Irish citizens in America will go ahead after talks between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US president Donald Trump.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
Protesters carrying coffins draped with the flags of Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan have gathered outside Leinster House to urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to tell US president Donald Trump to stop invading other countries amid talk of a Venezuelan intervention.
Thu, 14 Mar, 2019
Free books throughout a child’s life and new initiatives for children’s early learning will form part of a campaign to boost family supports.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
Opposition calls that forced the resignations of former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and ex-Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan were “bang out of order,” says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2018
One of the most influential authors of her generation has encouraged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to spend a day volunteering in a homeless shelter.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
Trump will dismiss any opposition as petty spite, and tell the world that the true Irish loved him, writes
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
The State Claims Agency is set to be grilled today over the growing scale of the cervical cancer crisis amid revelations the Government has imposed a cut-off point for affected women to be compensated.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
Poor Gerard Craughwell. Those Fianna Fáil feckers. How could they do it to him?
Sat, 30 Jun, 2018
Seriously ill former members of the Air Corps are facing potentially “catastrophic” consequences for their health as a result of the State’s efforts to fight them ‘tooth and nail’ over the release of information that could aid their treatment, the Dáil heard yesterday.
Fri, 11 May, 2018