Oireachtas Éireann

Poll: When do you want a general election?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stares into the middle distance at Derrynane Beach in Kerry this week.<p>Image: PA Wire/PA Images<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stares …


'Lucky man!' - Minister Simon Harris shares stunning wedding photos as he marks one year anniversary with wife Caoimhe

And, just like everyone else, the Wicklow TD has taken to Instagram to mark the special occasion.<p>Captioning a collage of stunning photos from the …


'A true gentleman' - tributes paid to former Minister Martin O'Donoghue, who has died aged 85

The tribute was made by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin following the death of the former TD for Dun Laoghaire at the age of 85.<p>Mr O’Donoghue was …

Fianna Fáil

Dublin event brings together female parliamentarians

In September, representatives of parliaments from across the world will gather in Dublin Castle. All of them will be women.<p>The gathering of women's …

Sexual Harassment

Simon Harris and Caoimhe Wade's wedding in Kilquade Co Wicklow

Government minister Simon Harris tied the knot to his long-term love, Caoimhe Wade in Kilquade on July, 21 2017.<p>They were joined by the likes of Enda …

Celebrity (UK)

Two-year low in support for FF, opinion poll suggests

Fianna Fáil has fallen three points to its lowest rating in two years in the Behaviour and Attitudes series of opinion polls for The Sunday Times.


Fine Gael sees 13-point lead in new poll

<b>Fine Gael has opened up a 13-point lead in a new opinion poll.</b><p>The Government party is up three points to 34%, while Fianna Fáil has fallen three …

Leo Varadkar

'Carrot and stick' approach needed on farm emissions

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture report on climate change and farming recommended that environmental measures are linked to CAP payments …


Hundreds face being put off road in drink-driving crackdown as new figures show how motorists benefited from old system

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, passed by the Dáil this week, includes a provision whereby motorists caught over the drink-driving limit of 50mg …


Varadkar and Martin begin talks on extending confidence-and-supply deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, have met to begin discussions about extending the current confidence-and-supply …

Great Britain

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<i>The Irish Taoiseach is making threats that the EU has just revealed it won't fulfil</i><p>As a fan of the BBC’s satirical news show “Mock The Week”, I was excited to be given an audience ticket for the recording of a 2014 episode, and chuffed to be invited afterwards to the green room where many a selfie …

Great Britain

Subscriber Only: Miriam Lord: Annual end of Dáil year awards

Plus: ‘Make Ireland late again’ – Why I’m running for office of Uachtaráin na hÉireann<p>17 minutes ago<p><b>Politician of the season</b><p>Simon Harris won plaudits …

Die Hard

Former Fianna Fáil minister Martin O'Donoghue dies

Former Fianna Fail minister Martin O'Donoghue has died at the age of 85.


Referendum commission to oversee blasphemy poll announced

A referendum commission has been set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws …


Facebook To Share Data On Adverts Targeting Ireland’s Abortion Referendum

'We want transparency about online political advertising.'<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Members of the public celebrate at Dublin Castle after the results of the …

Social Media

Two separate applications to challenge abortion referendum result refused by the High Court

Mr Justice Peter Kelly also made an order with the effect the referendum result cannot come into formal effect for at least a week to allow Charles …


Kevin Doyle: How the Taoiseach cosied up to giants of Silicon Valley

Leo broke tradition on US trip, but there are clear pitfalls in getting too close to tech firms<p>That's the message that Leo Varadkar took to Silicon …

Silicon Valley

New road traffic bill a 'sow's breakfast', says Mattie McGrath

Mattie McGrath has described the new road traffic bill as a "sow's breakfast".<p>He is one of the independent rural TDs who voiced strong opposition to …


Ireland threatens to block UK planes from its air if Britain crashes out of Brexit talks with no deal

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar last night vowed to move Ireland's Brexit preparations up a notch amid the growing possibility of a no-deal outcome …

Great Britain

The Sun vilifies Ireland’s leader Leo Varadkar for daring to put Ireland’s interests first

The Irish Taoiseach is in a “Brexit strop”, says the tabloid, “cravenly obeying his EU masters”.<p>According to <i>the Sun</i>, the Republic of Ireland’s …

Great Britain

Former UN Chief Annan Calls for Peaceful Poll in Zimbabwe

Former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan is calling for a peaceful election in Zimbabwe, which holds general polls in less than two weeks. Annan met …


Bertie Ahern to deliver John Hume lecture in a Brexit-focused MacGill Summer School

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will deliver the 18th annual John Hume lecture at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties on Sunday ahead of a week of …

Derry (Northern Ireland)

British government claim Taoiseach is 'wrong' to say British planes could not fly over Ireland if 'no-deal' Brexit happens

So-called "overflight rights" are guaranteed by international treaties rather than EU membership, a Number 10 spokeswoman said after the Taoiseach …

Great Britain

'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn

The Minister of State with special responsibility for disabilities, Finian McGrath.<p>Image: Sam Boal<p>The Minister of State with special responsibility …


Picture of first elected woman MP, Constance Markievicz, displayed in Parliament

A picture of the first woman elected to the House of Commons, Constance Markievicz, has been gifted to the UK Parliament by the Irish Parliament

Great Britain

Taoiseach branded 'air head' by UK newspaper

The Taoiseach has been called an 'air head' by the UK edition of the Sun.<p>The newspaper's front page refers to comments made by Leo Varadkar yesterday …

Leo Varadkar

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

File photo<p>Image: Shutterstock/Jerry photo<p>File photo<p>Image: Shutterstock/Jerry photo<p>PLANS TO ALLEVIATE the housing crisis by accommodating families in …


Adams accuses Government of failing in their duty to provide social housing in Louth

Louth TD Gerry Adams has described the government’s plans for tackling the crisis in housing and homelessness as “woefully inadequate and incapable …


Ex-GAA president O'Neill considering Presidential run

Former president of the GAA Liam O'Neill has said that he is considering running in the upcoming Presidential Election.<p>The Laois native is currently …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar branded 'EU Toady' and 'Air Head' by British Sun newspaper

The newspaper - which will be seen by an average 1.6m readers today - features Varadkar's image under 'Fury at EU Toady'.<p>The headline reads: 'Irish …

Leo Varadkar