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I’m not pretending that everything is great in rural Ireland. That’s why we set up this department

I’m not pretending that everything is great in rural Ireland. That’s why we set up this department

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has the job of breathing life into rural Ireland at a time when many who live there think it is dying

Following the Áras money

Following the Áras money

The presidential office’s large annual allowance has surprised many, but MEPs’ expenses are also shrouded in mystery

The Kavanaugh hearings are a reminder of the dangers of politicising judicial appointments

The Kavanaugh hearings are a reminder of the dangers of politicising judicial appointments

Will Corbyn step in at the 11th hour to save us from Brexit?

Will Corbyn step in at the 11th hour to save us from Brexit?

The British Labour Party leader is clear that leaving the EU without a deal would be a disaster for Britain. But is the committed Brexiteer really willing to have a people’s vote that includes the option to remain?

Unionists are preparing for a united Ireland

Unionists are preparing for a united Ireland

Those on both sides of the divide in the North believe that Brexit will lead to a border poll

Housing First could well be a quiet success

Housing First could well be a quiet success

An initiative aiming to help long-term rough sleepers which has worked wonders in other countries, is already showing huge promise

Casey embroiled in ‘anti-Semitic’ row after old interview resurfaces

Casey embroiled in ‘anti-Semitic’ row after old interview resurfaces

The Áras candidate also claims that Michael D Higgins once burned the Stars and Stripes, write Hugh O’Connell and Barry J Whyte

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Brett Kavanaugh believed his ascent to the Supreme Court would be smooth and seamless, but now he looks irrevocably damaged and is even believed by some observers to have perjured himself

Tax cuts worth €300m for lower and middle incomes expected in budget

Tax cuts worth €300m for lower and middle incomes expected in budget

Brexit fears mean less of a boost to pay packets than last year; USC cuts to be aimed at people earning under €70,000

Seminar to make Fine Gael TDs and senators work ‘smarter and not harder’

Seminar to make Fine Gael TDs and senators work ‘smarter and not harder’

Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

Áras race in social media age

Áras race in social media age

Many voters will never see TV or hear radio, preferring instead to catch up on campaign news via their smartphones

Eoghan Murphy survives – and the housing crisis continues

Eoghan Murphy survives – and the housing crisis continues

Eoghan Murphy is safe for another six months at least, but all eyes will be on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to see if he can deliver a ‘housing budget’

Something for everyone in Labour's Brexit fudge

Something for everyone in Labour's Brexit fudge

An off-the-cuff remark from Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer threatened the fragile truce that has allowed Britain's Labour Party to straddle both sides of the Brexit divide

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

The Web Summit founder has access - and plenty of it - to senior government decision-makers up to and including the Taoiseach