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(...)

Tipperary coach Paudie O’Neill: “A fact is a fact. We can’t change the result of ’09 – but we can’t change the result of 2010 either”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Within the Tipperary management team, Paudie O’Neill provides perspective. He shares with manager Eamon O’Shea the geographical distance of having liv(...)

The first, faltering steps

Twenty years ago, after decades of street violence and armed struggle, peace came to Northern Ireland. On September 1st, 1994, following agreement on (...)