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'Leo's passage to India will be big news at home and abroad'

'Leo's passage to India will be big news at home and abroad'

Varadkar’s trip to his ancestral home will be helpful for market access there too, writes Michael Brennan

'It's too early and too easy to condemn JobPath to the same fate as JobBridge'

'It's too early and too easy to condemn JobPath to the same fate as JobBridge'

If the initial results are anything to go by, JobPath is worth sticking with

Cowen tries to rewrite his role in the crash

Cowen tries to rewrite his role in the crash

The former taoiseach broke cover last week with a rare public appearance, but plenty of people don’t want to see him back just yet

Matt Cooper: Evasions and excuses won’t cut it from Cowen

Matt Cooper: Evasions and excuses won’t cut it from Cowen

Brian Cowen doesn’t want to be held responsible for the crash, but history shows that he went along with all the worst excesses of Bertie Ahern’s reign

'Martin may need Sinn Féin to fulfil his dream of becoming Taoiseach'

'Martin may need Sinn Féin to fulfil his dream of becoming Taoiseach'

Despite his insistence, the prospect of being the only FF leader not to lead the country may make SF support a necessity

'It's important for all women - not just RTE stars - that the gender pay gap is addressed'

'It's important for all women - not just RTE stars - that the gender pay gap is addressed'

Despite strong words, there is little to suggest the government is doing enough to address this inequality, writes Mary Regan

Ian Guider: A new strategy for the state’s investment fund

Ian Guider: A new strategy for the state’s investment fund

Donohoe has said that the Irish Strategic Investment Fund is to be reassessed. What’s next for this curious beast?

Varadkar needs to start putting his own stamp on the office of Taoiseach

Varadkar needs to start putting his own stamp on the office of Taoiseach

With polls showing little sign of a Leo Leap, the new Taoiseach will have to hit the ground running when the Dáil returns from its summer break

Feargal Quinn: Dublin-centric Ireland needs a new outlook

Feargal Quinn: Dublin-centric Ireland needs a new outlook

The government has suggested regional development is a priority. Let’s hope it goes further than its predecessor's lip service when it came to balanced development outside the capital

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

This move is a grubby capitulation to the ill-informed obsession of Shane Ross

Mary Regan: 'Time for new Taoiseach to define what he stands for'

Mary Regan: 'Time for new Taoiseach to define what he stands for'

Leo Varadkar is displaying an inexplicable reluctance to tie himself to any political position

'What’s the point of a glossy summer economic statement?'

'What’s the point of a glossy summer economic statement?'

Paschal Donohoe today turned not answering questions into an art form, writes Hugh O'Connell

'Stardust families will settle for nothing less than a full inquiry'

'Stardust families will settle for nothing less than a full inquiry'

Finian McGrath and his officials have helped break a major impasse in exploring new evidence from the 1981 disaster, writes Hugh O'Connell

FG: more of a nudge than a bounce

FG: more of a nudge than a bounce

If there was an election tomorrow, the next Dáil would look more or less the same as the current one

Michael McDowell: A weak government is facing legislative paralysis

Michael McDowell: A weak government is facing legislative paralysis

There’s nothing to stop Leo Varadkar moving to tackle the rot at the heart of the Garda leadership