James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

James Cullen first became interested in Northern Ireland and the Troubles when he visited in 1969 during a leave of absence from the US army while (...)

Seán Conlan: his former secretarial assistant Cathy Shevlin took an unfair dismissal case against him, and it was heard over three days in October and December last year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Fine Gael TD has been ordered to pay his former secretary €25,000 after an Employment Appeals Tribunal found against him. Mr Conlan’s former secre(...)

Brian Cody addressed the troops at Joan Burton’s think-tank in Portlaoise. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Who will tell the TDs? There’ll be a riot. Thursday was a dark day for Leinster House with the shock news that the authorities have “dropped” f(...)

Séan Haughey, the son of former taoiseach Charlie Haughey, said his father’s portrayal in an three-part drama series (where  Charlie Haughey was played by Aidan Gillen above) ‘completely wrong’.

Charlie Haughey’s son has said his family was shocked by the “completely wrong” depiction of the former taoiseach in the recent RTÉ television drama (...)

Charles Haughey greets Geraldine Kennedy at the 1983 Fianna Fáil ardfheis. She had earlier been advised that her security could not be guaranteed at the event. Photograph: Jack McManus

Charlie is the political thriller about contemporary Ireland. For anyone who lived through even some of the Haughey years –from the mid-1960s, 1970, t(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is adamant the party “does not want to go into government as a minority party”. Photograph: Eric Luke

With the TV dramatisation in full flow, it’s not surprising that Charlie Haughey creeps into conversation during an interview with Sinn Féin leader(...)

Aiden Gillen as Charlie Haughey in RTÉ series ‘Charlie’. Photograph: RTÉ

For a journalist, the highest priorities must always be truth and accuracy. Reporters rarely find themselves in court (alas) for misplacing an adject(...)

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Ferenc Puskas was born in 1927 and it kind of felt like that’s when the build-up began to the announcement of the winner of the award named in his hon(...)

Death becomes them: Olivia Colman and David Tennant in ‘Broadchurch’

Watching Broadchurch (TV3, Monday) after the first part of RTÉ’s Charles Haughey trilogy was like stepping out of the theatre and into fresh air. (...)

Party faithful: A jubilant Charles Haughey at a Fianna Fáil Ardfheis

  A VOLCANIC TEMPER By Stephen Collins   In the spring of 1982, I was a junior reporter with The Evening Press newspaper when(...)