A chara, – I have been asked by a number of people to correct the account given in the article by Ann Marie Hourihane, (“Betty Purcell: war sto(...)

Fishing from the rocks near Dalkey Island, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The Government has been keen to play down any comparisons between its proposed legislation and the disastrous attempt by Charles (...)

Michael Smurfit leaving the Moriarty tribunal: “Tribunal reports are extremely flawed”, he says. “A finding is considered to be de rigueur law, but it is not. It is one man’s opinion of what he thinks has happened.”

Michael Smurfit says he played a crucial role in creating the conditions for Ireland to become a hub for technology giants like Microsoft and Intel(...)

Ivor Callely’s political career had ground to a halt long before today’s conviction in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. But his guilty ple(...)

Maureen Cairnduff at home in Dublin: ‘I would diversify it: people from the arts, sports, politics, some from business, although those ones were always dull.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Thirty years ago, a large hardback book with a provocative title was published to a flurry of attention. The book was (...)

The aftermath of the Stardust fire in Artane, Dublin, in 1981. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The inferno that engulfed the Stardust ballroom in the early hours of February 14th, 1981, was one of worst disasters in the history of the State. Of (...)

Colm Hefferon, son of Arms Trial witness Col Michael Hefferon (in photograph  frame), who has called on the Government to release more documents. Photograph: Alan Betson

The son of a former Army head of intelligence has called for an “independent trawl” of government files to help establish the truth behind the 1970(...)

Former taoiseach Seán Lemass: first received annual military pension of £99.16 in May 1943 while a minister in the wartime government of Éamon de Valera. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Charles Haughey was paid the outstanding money from the military pension of Seán Lemass’s widow Kathleen after she died. Mrs Lemass received a pension(...)

Lady Valerie Goulding of the Central Remedial Clinic: her charity work was recognised in 1977 when taoiseach Jack Lynch appointed her to the Seanad

Lady Valerie Goulding, mother of Central Remedial Clinic chairman Hamilton Goulding, was a founder and later the major driving force behind the clini(...)

Former CRC chairman Hamilton Goulding stands in front of a portrait of the CRC’s founder Lady Valerie Goulding at his home in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The former chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic board has said the controversy surrounding the €742,000 severance package for former chief executiv(...)

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