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The presidency: Are you right there, Michael?

The presidency: Are you right there, Michael?

When Higgins ran for president in 2011, he secured more than a million votes and promised that he would serve only one seven-year term

Profile Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Holding the fort

Profile Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Holding the fort

As well as being successful vote-getters, they have also built up their own mini property and business empire, writes Michael Brennan

A young man in a hurry: Eoghan Murphy

A young man in a hurry: Eoghan Murphy

Murphy envisions the state building houses, going high rise within Dublin’s canals and, long-term, discussing how to pay for water infrastructure

Varadkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says Howlin

Varadkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says Howlin

The Taoiseach's actions in his first few weeks of office have 'diluted' the cabinet system, the Labour leader says

Profile: Justin Trudeau - 5 things you need to know

Profile: Justin Trudeau - 5 things you need to know

Our guide to the 45-year-old Canadian prime minister who is visiting Dublin this week before travelling to the G20 summit in Hamburg

Profile Eoghan Murphy : His master’s voice

Profile Eoghan Murphy : His master’s voice

Off the ball: Dick Spring on life, sport, business, politics – and James Joyce

Off the ball: Dick Spring on life, sport, business, politics – and James Joyce

It’s been 15 years since Dick Spring last stood for election, but he has never stopped being a politician. Now he’s using his talents to help bring the 2023 Rugby World Cup to Ireland

‘I’ve no idea if Arlene Foster respects me or not...I haven’t time to get distracted by nonsense like that. I’ve a job to do’

‘I’ve no idea if Arlene Foster respects me or not...I haven’t time to get distracted by nonsense like that. I’ve a job to do’

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has a vision for Ireland, one which she says picks up where the work of the late Martin McGuinness left off

‘Abortion is not a divisive issue. And we need to stop treating it in Ireland as if it is’

‘Abortion is not a divisive issue. And we need to stop treating it in Ireland as if it is’

In a revealing interview, Colm O’Gorman talks about his past, his politics, his passions as he hits back at his critics

'The Labour Party will see a recovery at the next election, whenever it comes'

'The Labour Party will see a recovery at the next election, whenever it comes'

In her first wide-ranging interview since stepping down as Labour leader, Joan Burton talks about her relationship with Enda Kenny, her former deputy leader Alan Kelly – and how she still believes that her party has a future

Profile: Peter Charleton – on his guard

Profile: Peter Charleton – on his guard

Though known as a model of rigorous efficiency, the Supreme Court justice surprised everybody with his quick exit from the traps

Profile: Michelle O’Neill, the frontwoman

Profile: Michelle O’Neill, the frontwoman

The fast-talking new leader of Sinn Féin in the North

‘I don’t protest at the drop of a hat. I challenge the system’

‘I don’t protest at the drop of a hat. I challenge the system’

Clare Daly has been a thorn in the side of the Irish establishment for more than a decade. In a candid interview, the Independents 4 Change TD lays out her uncompromising approach to politics

'A classic civil servant' - Britain's new man in Brussels

'A classic civil servant' - Britain's new man in Brussels

Barrow was ambassador to Russia at height of Ukraine crisis

Profile: Angela Merkel

Profile: Angela Merkel

Merkel’s last stand?