‘Seán MacBride  had sent an even more obsequious letter to archbishop McQuaid on his own election to the Dáil.’

It is difficult to believe how much the religious atmosphere of Ireland has changed over the lifetime of many of us. Life itself, of course, has chang(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has backed calls for the establishment of an inquiry into deaths at  mother and baby homes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has backed calls for the establishment of an independent inquiry into mother and baby homes, saying it was impo(...)

Centre, front, the taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael, with  Brendan Corish, tánaiste and Minister for Health and Social Welfare, in 1973.  Photograph: Pat Langan/ THE IRISH TIMES

Reflecting on his experience as a minister in this State’s second coalition government from 1954 to 1957, the Labour Party’s Brendan Corish, who serve(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave’s most vivid recollection of US president John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Ireland is of the excitement that gripped the country. “I remember driving up Dame Street and people were hanging out of windows to see him coming along as he was going up to the Castle.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s venerable elder statesman, 93-year-old Liam Cosgrave, has a precise memory of the day US president John F Kennedy addressed a joint sitting (...)

Dick Barry (second from right), then parliamentary secretary (minister of state) to the minister for health, pictured in April 1974 at the annual general meeting of St Ultan’s Hospital in Dublin with JJ Jones, chairman; Anne McEvoy, matron; and Seán Hurley, secretary. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry played a prominent role on the Cork political stage but also served as a stalwart for Fine(...)

A jubilant Dr John O'Connell, after he was elected in Dublin South Central
Obituary: Dr John O’Connell
  • People
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

John O’Connell. Born: January 20th, 1927. Died: March 8th, 2013. Dr John O’Connell, who died last week aged 86 years, had a varied caree(...)