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Irish Prime Minister says Brexit deal 'can be done'

The Democratic Unionist Party says its terms are unacceptable as they would undermine trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

Feb 09, 2019, 11:13 AM IST

Ireland holds historic referendum on abortion ban, Irish PM confident of high turnout

Ireland legalised divorce by a razor-thin majority only in 1995, but became the first country to adopt gay marriage by popular vote in a 2015 referendum.

May 26, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

Irish PM says he will campaign for liberalisation of abortion laws

Irish Prime Minister said on Saturday that he would campaign for a liberalisation of the country`s restrictive abortion laws.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Ahead of EU Brexit summit, Irish government on verge of collapse

The Irish government was on the verge of collapse on Thursday after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation said it would seek to remove the deputy prime minister in a breach of their cooperation agreement.

Nov 24, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

5 Indian-origin persons in Fortune's annual '40 Under 40' list

Fortune's 2017 '40 Under 40' list is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40 in business, whom the magazine termed as "disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists" inspiring others.

Aug 18, 2017, 10:15 AM IST

Gay marriage only matter of time in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

The Republic of Ireland, a traditionally Catholic country, voted to allow same-sex marriage in a historic referendum in 2015.

Aug 05, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Donald Trump creeps on Irish reporter during call with Ireland's PM, says she has a 'nice smile' – Watch

Caitriona Perry is a Washington correspondent and US bureau chief for RTE News-Ireland.

Jun 29, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

PM Modi congratulates Ireland PM Leo Varadkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Leo Varadkar on becoming Ireland's PM.

Jun 15, 2017, 21:17 PM IST

Indian-origin doctor Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's youngest and first gay Prime Minister

Despite inheriting Europe`s fastest-growing economy, he will face immediate challenges in the shape of neighbouring Britain`s exit from the European Union.

Jun 14, 2017, 21:25 PM IST

Leo Varadkar to become Irish PM, Mumbai family ecstatic

With the stage set for the swearing-in of Indian-origin Leo Varadkar as Ireland`s Prime Minister, his extended family in Maharashtra is ecstatic and plans to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Jun 14, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

Son of Indian doctor all set to become Ireland's next PM — Everything you need to know about him

Leo Varadkar was 22 when he made his foray into Irish politics. At 27, he was elected to the parliament. At 36, he publicly came out as a gay and finally, at the age of 38, Vardakar appears on course to become Ireland's next prime minister.

Jun 02, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

Gay Indian-origin leads race to become new Irish PM

Welfare Minister Leo Varadkar is leading the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's first Indian-origin and also openly gay Prime Minister or the Taoiseach, the media reported.

May 21, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

Prominent Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister

One of Ireland`s most prominent politicians announced he is gay on Sunday, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history four months before a referendum on same-sex marriage in the traditionally Catholic country.

Jan 19, 2015, 02:03 AM IST

Indian-origin Irish minister comes out as gay

An Indian-origin senior Cabinet minister in Ireland on Sunday announced he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country.

Jan 18, 2015, 23:25 PM IST