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This year
Holly Cairns says she'll talk to all parties after next election but 'change' is in the air
A report by
Christina Finn
The new Social Democrats leader spoke to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview.
Holly Cairns on not being a 'stereotypical politician', Labour's broken trust and the need for change
The West Cork TD was announced the party leader of the Social Democrats today.
Nominations for Social Democrats' leadership to open tomorrow morning
The party’s National Executive met this evening.
Last year
Liz Truss rewards allies in cabinet reshuffle following first speech as UK PM
Truss set out the agenda for her premiership in her first speech since taking office earlier today.
Sunak and Truss make final leadership pitches amid cost-of-living support hints
Voting in the Tory leadership contest closes at 5pm on Friday and the winner will be announced on Monday.
Dictator’s son Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippine president
His landslide victory was proclaimed last month.
Ivana Bacik confirmed as new leader of the Labour Party
“I sincerely hope that I can repay the trust you have placed in me.”
All time
Henderson 'privileged' to be captain as Ireland look to put the boot in France
Skills coach Richie Murphy noted the importance of ‘making sure to play in the opposition half as much as possible’ against Les Bleus.
More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.
So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?
Starmer was elected as leader of the party earlier today, replacing Jeremy Corbyn.
Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party
Starmer, a former director of state prosecutions and Labour’s Brexit spokesman, had been the favourite to win the ballot.
Labour leadership battle gets underway amid division in party after election defeat
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, a potential leadership candidate, was forced to deny insulting voters.
'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?
The international impression of Johnson has evolved from simply an eccentric mayor to a symbol of Brexit Britain.
UK's Lib Dems elect first female leader, as she bids to do everything possible to 'stop Brexit'
“I am ready to take our party into a general election and win it,” new leader Jo Swinson said.
Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader
Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.
Australian foreign minister quits after failed attempt to become PM
Julie Bishop is a rare female voice in the Australian government.
No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work
In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.
Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin
In her speech, McDonald said “we are the generation of republicans who will see the rising of the moon”.
Reigning champions UL Bohs climb up to the top of the Women's AIL table
Meanwhile, Railway Union defeated Old Belvedere and Galwegians got the better of Blackrock.
Ukip elects a new leader, its fourth in just over a year
The party elected former army officer Henry Bolton as its new leader.
New arrival John Terry named Aston Villa captain
The 36-year-old will lead his new side in their battle for promotion from the Championship and wears the armband for the first time on Saturday.
Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh
Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.
Mending fences the order of the day for Leo - but there just aren't enough seats at the table
Leo Varadkar has won the Fine Gael fight, but he has another battle on his hands.
Leo Varadkar's first words as Fine Gael leader: 'Prejudice has no hold in this Republic'
The newly elected leader got a rapturous applause in Dublin’s Mansion House.
In the running: The 5 candidates to be the next president of the GAA
The election will take place tomorrow night.
The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely
Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
Limerick hurler replaces Donal Óg as GPA chairman
Hickey takes over leading role in players’ body after Cusack’s 13-year tenure.
"Joan's Day": After months of doom and gloom Labour had something to smile about yesterday
The outcome was inevitable but the democratic process ensured Labour had its day in the sun in Dublin yesterday.
Jamie Clarke on being Armagh's 'kid' captain
Jamie Clarke has large boots to fill as Armagh captain for 2014.
Extract: ‘China looks forward to growth, while the West teeters on the brink’
Martin Jacques says China’s ascendancy and impact is something that people should pay heed to.