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Irish PM Varadkar seeks snap election on February 8

Irish PM Varadkar seeks snap election on February 8

Ireland is set to hold a snap election on February 8 after Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced Tuesday he was seeking a dissolution of parliament from President Michael D Higgins.

British, Irish leaders to attend funeral of Northern Irish journalist

British, Irish leaders to attend funeral of Northern Irish journalist

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish President Michael D Higgins plan to attend Wednesday's funeral of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead while observing rioting in Northern Ireland last week.

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was stepping down as leader of the Fine Gael party on Wednesday, kicking off a succession contest between two younger ministers.

Irish passport applications from Britons double since Brexit

Irish passport applications from Britons double since Brexit

The number of Irish passport applications by British citizens has almost doubled since June's vote to leave the European Union and the rate of enquiries is continuing to accelerate ...

Irish minister sets out income tax plan

Irish minister sets out income tax plan

Ireland’s senior coalition party will ensure high earners do not make “extravagant gains” from planned income tax cuts and also raise the minimum wage by 15% by 2021 if re-elected, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said yesterday.

Irish PM calls election, economy to be in focus

Irish PM calls election, economy to be in focus

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny yesterday set parliamentary elections for February 26, kicking off campaigning for what promises to be a tight contest dominated by a fractious debate over the country’s strong economic recovery.