Leo Varadkar

Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Sat, 26 May 2018 - 10:30 GMT

Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame.

Irish border row thwarts May bid to clinch Brexit trade deal

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 08:20 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May failed to clinch a deal on Monday to open talks on post-Brexit free trade with the European Union.

Irish PM 'surprised' that agreed Brexit border deal could not be concluded

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 06:14 GMT

Ireland is "surprised and disappointed" that the British was unable to conclude a deal Dublin believed had been agreed on the future of the Northern Ireland.

Irish government standing by deputy PM - spokesman

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 11:01 GMT

The Irish government's still believes Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald should not resign over her handling of a case involving a police whistleblower.

Deputy Irish PM resists calls to resign as crisis deepens

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 10:58 GMT

A political crisis that has left Ireland on the brink of a snap election deepened on Monday as the deputy prime minister resisted fresh calls to resign.

Irish PM "doing everything he can" to avoid election: spokesman

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 - 01:28 GMT

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "is doing everything he can" to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said.

Ireland set for December election if crisis not averted by Tuesday

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 - 07:14 GMT

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he would not seek the resignation of his deputy prime minister, as sought by the party propping up his government.

Irish government on verge of collapse in spat over deputy PM

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 10:50 GMT

The Irish gov was on the verge of collapse after the party whose votes Varadkar depends on to pass legislation appeared set to break the terms of a "confidence and supply" deal.

3 killed as Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 06:52 GMT

Three people have been killed as Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, with a national emergency declared in the Republic of Ireland.

Sisi congratulates Ireland’s newly elected PM

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 01:10 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Monday.

Sisi stresses Egypt’s keenness on boosting relations with Ireland

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 - 07:43 GMT

Sisi received on Monday a phone call from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar who hailed as deeply-rooted the relations between the two countries.

Ireland PM 'still hopeful Brexit won’t happen'

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 - 07:49 GMT

Leo Varadkar has said he hopes the UK will pull back from the precipice of leaving the EU and that part of his remit is to “keep the door open” for our neighbors.