“There’s no evidence that Leo Varadkar has brought Fine Gael any electoral fruits and that’s the real test for him”
The government have reached the halfway point but, as Leo Varadkar returns as Taoiseach, the prospect of one of the most significant elections in modern Irish history will dominate everything before too long.
Leo Varadkar on legacy, avoiding a recession and why Boris Johnson’s government is a danger to Ireland
In a wide-ranging interview, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discusses a new priority system for data centres, changes to capital gains tax, the prospect of a trade war with the UK, and his determination to improve working conditions in Ireland.
Gary Murphy: Where did it all go wrong for Leo Varadkar and how do Fine Gael recover?
Leo Varadkar was seen as a once in a generation politician by many who voted for when he was elected Fine Gael leader in 2017. Five years later, after a bruising general election and a series of crises, Fine Gael no longer knows what it stands for.
Power and pandemonium: The “unknown man” who drove Ireland’s response to the pandemic
Ed Brophy was in government when Covid-19 hit the country. He talks to the authors of a book on that time about the decisions made, the personalities who drove Ireland's response and why they matter more than policy in Ireland's system.