Aidan Gillen (left) plays late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right) in RTÉ1’s ongoing drama, Charlie. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times/RTÉ 2:11

The final episode of RTÉ1’s Charlie, exploring the wiles and ways of late former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Charles Haughey, screens on Sunday night, Ja(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson: “very clearly . . . the Irish State was funding the guns going to the Provisional IRA”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have taken opposing positions over unionist claims that in 1969-1970 the governmen(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: said  he hopes to meet Mr Gilmore in the near future to seek elaboration on the comments made by the Tánaiste at the British-Irish Association conference in Cambridge at the weekend

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is to follow up on Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s offer that the Government would address unionist perceptions(...)

Harry Blaney was TD for Donegal North East until 2002 when he retired from Leinster House.

The funeral was taking place in Fanad in Co Donegal this afternoon of the former Independent Fianna Fáil TD Harry Blaney who died on Monday, ag(...)