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'The price is simple: cold hard cash for the North'

'The price is simple: cold hard cash for the North'

How the DUP will play its hand will be fascinating to observe, writes Hugh O'Connell

Dust flies amid the Dáil Éireann bullfight

Dust flies amid the Dáil Éireann bullfight

Varadkar’s accession has changed the dynamic of Fianna Fáil’s deal with FG

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Fianna Fáil knows all about stroke politics, but it went too far in its attack on the former attorney general

Colin Murphy: Why we need to respect the DUP

Colin Murphy: Why we need to respect the DUP

Respect for democracy, as well as for the peace process, demands that we respect its right to participate in government

Elaine Byrne: Due process has left the building

Elaine Byrne: Due process has left the building

The culture within the PAC has apparently decided that no matter what the issue, Nóirín O’Sullivan is guilty

Ray Bassett: Still a long way to go before we see how Britain will pull out of the EU

Ray Bassett: Still a long way to go before we see how Britain will pull out of the EU

If reports from Brussels are factual, then all the assurances given by our government over our red lines on the border were simply hot air. We badly miscalculated during David Cameron’s renegotiations, so let us not do so again

'PAC Templemore hearing raises more questions than answers'

'PAC Templemore hearing raises more questions than answers'

It still remains unclear exactly what Nóirín O’Sullivan knew, writes Mary Regan

Profile: Arlene Foster

Profile: Arlene Foster

Comeback queen

Pat Rabbitte: 'Reform could be a casualty in Donohoe move'

Pat Rabbitte: 'Reform could be a casualty in Donohoe move'

Former minister believes reshuffle caution due to leadership contest pledges

'Varadkar honeymoon over before it began'

'Varadkar honeymoon over before it began'

The gloves are off and the battle for the next election is already underway, writes Mary Regan

'The start of the Varadkar era'

'The start of the Varadkar era'

Varadkar took a non-confrontational tone during his first day - but there was a harder edge too, writes Michael Brennan

'Enda the humble backbencher from Mayo'

'Enda the humble backbencher from Mayo'

Kenny performed his job with boundless energy but things are about to get an awful lot quieter, writes Hugh O'Connell

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Theresa May seems determined to wrench defeat from the jaws of victory

Pat Rabbitte: Varadkar’s undoubted talents do not guarantee success

Pat Rabbitte: Varadkar’s undoubted talents do not guarantee success

The lifespan of the new government will be determined by the relationship Varadkar manages to establish with Fianna Fáil

Feargal Quinn: Can Varadkar strike while the iron is hot?

Feargal Quinn: Can Varadkar strike while the iron is hot?

Throughout Europe, workers in essential services are limited in the strike measures they can take. It remains to be seen if Varadkar has the courage to follow through on his proposals for their Irish equivalents