The embattled Irish leader revealed his Fine Gael party is not involved in coalition talks with any parties and said the “responsibility falls” on...

Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael party came third in the popular vote, with the PM himself only securing reelection at the fifth count – a major humiliation...

Sinn Féin’s TD Paul Donnelly topped the poll in the Dublin West constituency, ahead of Taoiseach, Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar. Elections of...

And Sinn Fein’s surge is likely to crank up pressure to call a referendum to consider the question of a united Ireland, Ray Bassett, who has served...

“Long weekend ahead. #GE2020 #ExitPoll.” No party is expected to reach the 80-seat threshold to enable it to govern on its own, and a coalition administration...

The Irish general election will be held on February 8 at the request of the Taoiseach, but his plans may well backfire. The poll showed Mr Varadkar’s...

The Ipsos MRBI survey for the Irish Times had support for left-wing Sinn Fein up four percent from the previous poll last month to 25 percent. SimIlar...

Leo Varadkar is visiting President Michael D Higgins at his residence at Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin, formally marking the start of an election campaign....

Referring to the goals, Mr Varadkar, the Irish Taoiseach (prime minister), said: “Steer Ireland though the next phases of Brexit by securing a trade...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Democratic Unionist Party have spoken in favour of the idea. Last week Mr Johnson described it as a “very...

The Irish Prime Minister had canvassed with Wexford candidate Verona Murphy before a recent by-election. Mr Varadkar’s appearance came before the candidate...

Ireland has been central in the three years of intense Brexit talks and meetings as it is the only European Union country which shares a significant...

Arriving at the European Union summit in Brussels today he was asked by a reporter why he made “major concessions”. Declining to deny the...

Mr Johnson had been due to meet with ministers today to brief them on the state of play – but BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg reported a change...

In a joint statement released after more than two hours of intense talks, the pair admitted “challenges” remained over how to avoid customs checks...

Boris Johnson outlined his Brexit proposals to the European Union last week, which was met with positive noises from officials on the continent. But,...

The Taoiseach acknowledged ahead of the discussion that it will be “very difficult” to secure a deal by the EU summit next week. Mr Johnson wants...

Politicians from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have condemned the Irish premier after he said he would rather bring back wolves than let Sinn Féin into...

Mr Varadkar said the EU believes yet another Brexit extension would be better than a no deal. It would be the fourth date in less than a year. Mr Varadkar...

Finance minister Paschal O’Donoghue, who is responsible for the Irish budget on Tuesday, told Irish television state RTE a planned deposit into...

Open Europe’s new report, ‘Manageable but material: the consequences of No Deal and how the Government should respond’ sets out nine things the...

In his first face to face meeting with the Irish PM, Boris Johnson has said he wants to find a Brexit deal and believes it can be achieved saying the...

Sinn Fein slammed Mr Varadkar after he announced during a speech on Thursday that some checks on goods and live animals may need to take place near the...

Last week, an explosive device detonated while Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers carried out a sweep following the discovery of a dummy...

Mr Varadkar spoke to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson by telephone for more than an hour yesterday. During their conversation, Mr Johnson told his counterpart...