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Time for some more joined-up thinking in transport policy

Time for some more joined-up thinking in transport policy

The construction of two separate Luas lines that did not link up together – or indeed to any other rail service - was one of the most stupid transport policy decisions in recent memory

Time for DUP to move on from 'Ulster says No' rhetoric

Time for DUP to move on from 'Ulster says No' rhetoric

Varadkar 'surprised and disappointed' as Theresa May asks for more time following earlier indications of agreement on Irish border text

GPs using children and families as bargaining chip

GPs using children and families as bargaining chip

The Irish Medical Organisation has been playing hardball in the negotiations for the next phase of the free GP care scheme, for children aged 6-11

Fitzgerald departure serious blow to Varadkar

Fitzgerald departure serious blow to Varadkar

Fine Gael TDs are now distraught at how the party wasted so much political capital in defending their minister to the bitter end

Release of documents sparks FG turmoil

Release of documents sparks FG turmoil

One minister speaks of 'sense of betrayal' after release of documents on strategy against whistleblower piles pressure on Tánaiste

Fitzgerald will hang on – but her ministerial reputation has been damaged

Fitzgerald will hang on – but her ministerial reputation has been damaged

Leo Varadkar is likely to be fuming, but he will not want to give a head to the opposition so early in his term as Taoiseach

Hello Mary Lou - goodbye Fianna Fáil?

Hello Mary Lou - goodbye Fianna Fáil?

The imminent arrival of Mary Lou McDonald as Sinn Féin leader poses a serious challenge to the Soldiers of Destiny

Fine Gael is becoming a pro-choice party. Will Ireland follow?

Fine Gael is becoming a pro-choice party. Will Ireland follow?

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Fine Gael would hold a debate on abortion and the Eighth Amendment at its conference

Marion McKeone: 'Even Watergate doesn't come close'

Marion McKeone: 'Even Watergate doesn't come close'

Donald Trump is in Asia, but he has left behind a White House in utter disarray

From one undignified burial to another

From one undignified burial to another

How a previous government botched the burial of an IRA hunger striker - and the current government is messing up the burial of water charges

'The most difficult thing in this plan will be the politics'

'The most difficult thing in this plan will be the politics'

The Ireland 2040 plan has been in the works for three years - but things are heating up with two months to go till the final version

Kelly 'tainted irrevocably' by Trump

Kelly 'tainted irrevocably' by Trump

Four-star general wheeled out to provide moral fig leaf for Trump's blustering response to death of four US soldiers

Varadkar's speeches failing to deliver

Varadkar's speeches failing to deliver

The lack of style and gusto in Varadkar's speeches was painfully obvious at the Fine Gael president’s dinner in the Clayton Hotel

The bould Donie Cassidy - Fianna Fáil’s new vice president at the age of 72

The bould Donie Cassidy - Fianna Fáil’s new vice president at the age of 72

He is not the future - but he is a reminder of the party’s formidable vote-getting skills

Sinn Féin's proposal to scrap property tax jars

Sinn Féin's proposal to scrap property tax jars

Party argues budget plans are fairer and costed, but serious questions about coherence of strategy remain