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Profile of Robert Watt: Mandarin of mystery

Profile of Robert Watt: Mandarin of mystery

A highly respected but outspoken civil servant, he has never been shy in expressing his numerous dissenting opinions

Storm clouds gather as Theresa May calls it a day

Storm clouds gather as Theresa May calls it a day

The outgoing British PM inherited a country in shock, but as Farage and Johnson sharpen their knives, she will leave a nation in chaos

The next leader: Frontrunners and dark horses

The next leader: Frontrunners and dark horses

Given that many of the candidates are Brexiteers, the obvious danger for Ireland is that any new prime minister will need to be seen as someone who can take action and break the deadlock

The disturbing Trump-Johnson double act

The disturbing Trump-Johnson double act

It now appears very likely indeed that the Tories will choose to be led by Johnson in order to see off the threat of Nigel Farage, another Trump groupie

‘The Labour Party is irrelevant,’ blasts former TD McNamara as he resigns over European candidacy

‘The Labour Party is irrelevant,’ blasts former TD McNamara as he resigns over European candidacy

McNamara, who was a Labour TD for Clare between 2011 and 2016, was unsuccessful in his efforts to run for the party in the European elections in Ireland South

Providence chief asked climate change denier to vote down Dáil bill

Providence chief asked climate change denier to vote down Dáil bill

According to a letter which was sent to Danny Healy-Rae along with about a dozen other TDs, O’Reilly argues that Smith’s bill would be detrimental to jobs and 'does nothing for the environment'

Shatter: ‘I was targeted by cabinet colleague’

Shatter: ‘I was targeted by cabinet colleague’

Ahead of the launch of his book this week, Shatter has refused to name the cabinet colleague whom he says targeted him

Cork: Boyle set to ride Green Wave to  a council seat in Cork city

Cork: Boyle set to ride Green Wave to a council seat in Cork city

Galway: Climate scientist finds himself in contention for Galway council seat

Galway: Climate scientist finds himself in contention for Galway council seat

Waterford: Healthcare concerns to the fore in contest

Waterford: Healthcare concerns to the fore in contest

Munster mayorals: Weak campaign fails to convince Munster cities on elected mayors

Munster mayorals: Weak campaign fails to convince Munster cities on elected mayors

Fine Gael to hit back with climate package to stem Green tide

Fine Gael to hit back with climate package to stem Green tide

Huge gains made by the Green Party have put climate change firmly on the political agenda, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar due to hold a cabinet sub-committee meeting on a draft climate action plan on Monday

Parties feel winds of change on campaign trail

Parties feel winds of change on campaign trail

Harsh realities hit home as political rivals jockey for position in the final days of the European elections

Wallace runs sitting MEP Clune in a close race in Ireland South

Wallace runs sitting MEP Clune in a close race in Ireland South

Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly was set to top the poll in the five-seater constituency with Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada and Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher also very likely to take a seat

Cuffe in command as Boylan battles to salvage European seat

Cuffe in command as Boylan battles to salvage European seat

The loss of a seat in Dublin, on top of expected losses at local authority level across the capital, would be a huge blow to Sinn Féin and leader Mary Lou McDonald