In Pictures: Lo Varadkar’s visit to CanadaLeo Varadkar has been grabbing headlines this week during his visit to Canada. The…

Varadkar and Trudeau pose with a bride and groom at the Montreal Pride parade in Montreal Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) walks with his Irish counterpart Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) during the Montreal Pride parade in Montreal, Canada August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joins in the Pride march through Montreal with […]

The Floating Voter: Fianna Fail TD open to extending ‘confidence and supply agreement’ with Fine Gael as it’s ‘worked well’

Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins Philip RyanTwitterEmail July 12 2018 4:43 PM 0 Comments Fianna Fail TD open to extending ‘confidence and supply agreement’ with Fine Gael as it’s ‘worked well’ Independent.ie A Fianna Fáil frontbench TD has said he is open to extending the confidence and supply agreement with Fine Gael for another year. […]

Ian Paisley Jr faces calls to quit over €56,000 Sri Lankan holidays Democratic Unionist MP Ian Paisley is facing calls to quit after a watchdog recommended his suspension from the House of Commons for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan…

DUP MP Ian Paisley David Young and Aoife Moore July 19 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Ian Paisley Jr faces calls to quit over €56,000 Sri Lankan holidays Independent.ie Democratic Unionist MP Ian Paisley is facing calls to quit after a watchdog recommended his suspension from the House of Commons for failing to register two […]

Senator in appeal to councils for Áras push Local authorities have been asked to consider nominating a candidate for the forthcoming presidential election as the race for the Áras heats up.

President Michael D Higgins hosted a special afternoon tea to honour community groups yesterday. But he didn’t have to dust off the Áras china after members of the Liscarroll Social Satellite Group, from Co Cork, Mary Ann O’Brien, Jerry Murphy, Joan Buckely and Christine Brosnan, presented Mr Higgins and wife Sabina with a customised teapot. […]

Election campaigns over internet are ‘Wild West’ of politics – FF Internet election campaigning is “the Wild West of politics” which poses a serious risk to fair and open Irish elections, a leading legal expert on the issue has insisted.

Stock Image John DowningTwitter July 19 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Election campaigns over internet are ‘Wild West’ of politics – FF Independent.ie Internet election campaigning is “the Wild West of politics” which poses a serious risk to fair and open Irish elections, a leading legal expert on the issue has insisted. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/election-campaigns-over-internet-are-wild-west-of-politics-ff-37133857.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37133527.ece/8fad2/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-965de4b7-bd14-44dd-a4df-a9d3d3a890fd_I1.jpg Email […]

FF councillor first to break ranks on presidential race A Fianna Fáil councillor has become the first in the party to publicly break ranks and commit his support to an Independent candidate seeking a presidential nomination.

Aras an Uachtarain Laura LarkinEmail July 20 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments FF councillor first to break ranks on presidential race Independent.ie A Fianna Fáil councillor has become the first in the party to publicly break ranks and commit his support to an Independent candidate seeking a presidential nomination. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/ff-councillor-first-to-break-ranks-on-presidential-race-37137299.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37123064.ece/5cea4/AUTOCROP/h342/aras%20an%20uachtarain.png Email A Fianna Fáil […]

Social Protection staff near top of sick leave list Staff at Regina Doherty’s department were among those to take the highest amount of sick leave last year, as the bill for the public service jumped €4m to €341m.

Regina Doherty. Photo: Tom Burke Anne-Marie Walsh July 19 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Social Protection staff near top of sick leave list Independent.ie Staff at Regina Doherty’s department were among those to take the highest amount of sick leave last year, as the bill for the public service jumped €4m to €341m. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/social-protection-staff-near-top-of-sick-leave-list-37133917.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37133455.ece/116b9/AUTOCROP/h342/14%20NEWS%20Regina%20Doherty1TD.jpg […]

Paisley begs voters for forgiveness over free holidays worth €56,000 The DUP’s Ian Paisley begged his constituents to retain confidence in him during an emotional apology in the House of Commons for a major breach of UK parliamentary rules.

DUP MP Ian Paisley. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Richard Wheeler July 20 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Paisley begs voters for forgiveness over free holidays worth €56,000 Independent.ie The DUP’s Ian Paisley begged his constituents to retain confidence in him during an emotional apology in the House of Commons for a major breach of UK parliamentary […]

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar branded ‘EU Toady’ and ‘Air Head’ by British Sun newspaper British tabloid ‘The Sun’ has branded Taoiseach Leo Varadkar an ‘EU Toady’ following his latest comments on Brexit.

Leo Varadkar (Laura Hutton/PA) Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: PA Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail July 20 2018 6:42 AM 0 Comments Taoiseach Leo Varadkar branded ‘EU Toady’ and ‘Air Head’ by British Sun newspaper Independent.ie British tabloid ‘The Sun’ has branded Taoiseach Leo Varadkar an ‘EU Toady’ following his latest comments on Brexit. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/taoiseach-leo-varadkar-branded-eu-toady-and-air-head-by-british-sun-newspaper-37137434.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37133091.ece/1ddda/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_ad935e03-3220-4613-bef3-5d6ffac608fe_1 Email British tabloid […]

British government claim Taoiseach is ‘wrong’ to say British planes could not fly over Ireland if ‘no-deal’ Brexit happens Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is “wrong” to suggest British aircraft would be barred from his…

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Brian Lawless/PA) David Wilcock July 20 2018 12:26 PM 0 Comments British government claim Taoiseach is ‘wrong’ to say British planes could not fly over Ireland if ‘no-deal’ Brexit happens Independent.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is “wrong” to suggest British aircraft would be barred from his country’s airspace in the event of a […]