Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy:   “I wasn’t bullied by Charlie Haughey when in my 20s so I wasn’t going to be bullied by lesser politicians in my 50s.” Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Editorial standards at The Irish Times in the years leading up to the financial crash in 2008 were not compromised by revenue from property advertisin(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arrives at the Dail for her appearance before the banking inquiry. Photograph:  Bryan Meade/The Irish Times 2:26

Editorial standards at The Irish Times in the years leading up to the financial crash in 2008 were not compromised by revenue from property advertisin(...)

The front of The Irish Times in Westmoreland Street, Dublin in 1964

Writing the history of a daily newspaper is extraordinarily difficult. That history is not defined by the paper’s profit or loss, by its circulatio(...)

A number of current and former media executives will appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry later this month as it continues its investigation i(...)

‘I’m a proper northsider,’ Leo Varadkar told listeners on ‘Sunday With Miriam’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few minutes into his interview with Miriam O’Callaghan, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar drops his bombshell. It’s a piece of personal information t(...)

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(...)

Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey – Charlie’s creators have described the series as “a drama based on real events”. Much artistic license has been deployed ...

A few weeks before the first instalment of Charlie, the new Haughey television drama, was broadcast, I was involved in a radio discussion on Haughey’s(...)

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(...)

Mr Haughey, with Mr Tony Gregory, TD, before he started a sponsored cycle from Dublin to Kilnacrott, Co Cavan, to raise money for a holiday home for inner city children in 1982. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Brian Lenihan snr (above far right and, as played by Peter O’Meara, left) became a firm supporter of Charles Haughey when Haughey took o(...)