St Patrick’s Day 1995: President Bill Clinton walks into the East Room of the White House as Gerry Adams watches. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/AFP/Getty

Sinn Féin’s transformation from a party of political pariahs to guests at black-tie fundraisers in the United States began in a function room of the S(...)

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)

 Philip Reynolds with his wife Anne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Philip Reynolds, son of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, has confirmed he was recently asked to consider running in the next general election by m(...)

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(...)

Power to the people: water-charge protesters on Merrion Square. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Anadolu/Getty

For the sake of civility we’ll call them national conversations. Others might dub them soul-searching, or bandwagoning or shouting matches. Anyway, 20(...)

16/12/1993 - Then British Prime Minister John Major, with then Taoiseach Albert Reynolds at a press conference in London, following their joint declaration on the North. Photograph: Peter Thursfield / THE IRISH TIMES

Former British Prime Minister John Major has tonight paid tribute to the late Albert Reynolds as a “genuine hero of Irish history” after accepting an (...)

Joe Walsh, who has died aged 71, was a long-serving Fianna Fáil minister in the Department of Agriculture who made his political peace with Charles Ha(...)

Former PD leader Des O’Malley at the launch of his memoir Conduct Unbecoming in the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Des O’Malley can be considered a very significant and influential figure in modern Irish politics. He was a young minister for justice at a time of tu(...)

At the state funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds at Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankill, Co Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Defence and senior military management are to be supplied with details to support claims some soldiers have been sleeping in thei(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the wide range of ministerial portfolios assigned to Albert Reynolds in his early political career prepared him well for his role as taoiseach in the early 1990s.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times

As TDs returned to the Dáil today, they paid tribute to former Fianna Fail taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who died last month. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said t(...)