‘This week the Cabinet has at last agreed, at the instigation of the Constitutional Convention (above), to remove the concept from the Constitution by means of referendum.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

There was a classic Haughey moment during the 1961 Dáil debate on the Defamation Bill. Challenged by Patrick McGilligan, a TD who was also a professor(...)

Wilson Saraj: “I never thought that they would attack in Peshawar.”

When his nephew rang with news of the suicide bombing of All Saints church in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday, Wilson Saraj was in bed. Suddenly he f(...)