The Asgard in 1961 after the yacht was bought by the government. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin

A week after the Howth gun-running of July 26th, 1914, there occurred the equally audacious gun-running at Kilcoole in Co Wicklow – the other half,(...)

Nessa Childers speaking to Breege Kavanagh and Bridget Toolan while canvassing in the Churchtown area of Dublin yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

There is nothing new about bust-ups in the Labour Party. When it comes to infighting and the European elections, it is almost a grand tradition now in(...)

Ruth Moller, eldest child of Erskine Childers, fourth President of Ireland, who has died aged 87 after a long illness, had a colourful, interna(...)

Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers has said she will contest next year’s European elections as an independent rather than Labour candidate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour has lost two elected representatives from its ranks today with MEP Nessa Childers completing her exit from the party and a Meath county council(...)

Nessa Childers with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore at the Ireland East count in Punchestown, Co Kildare, in June 2009.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a Sunday in early June 2009, I was chatting off-air to a leading Labour Party figure in RTÉ during European election result programmes. I wo(...)