The Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstakes building in Ballsbridge in 1984: plans were being made for a State takeover of the company. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Garret FitzGerald initially backed the idea of nationalising the Irish Sweepstakes when he was taoiseach, despite its troubled financial history. A(...)

Lucinda Creighton: said she  was not from a political background and had no time for TDs who viewed politics almost as a family business Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s looking increasingly likely that Lucinda Creighton will take the plunge in the new year and set up a new political party.She may be talking about(...)

Ted Nealon:  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said of him: “In every role he gave of his best, not alone as an exemplary public servant, but as an exemplary, compassionate and dignified human being”

The late Ted Nealon had a “unique political brain of enormous capacity”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. In a tribute to the former Fine G(...)

Garry Hynes, director, playwright Tom Murphy and actor Marie Mullen during a break from Druid Theatre’s rehearsals of Tom Murphy’s Brigit, a companion piece to his 1985 masterpiece Bailegangaire which will play in tandem  with Brigit, both directed by  Hynes. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lorna SigginsWestern CorrespondentWhen Colm Conneely( 9), Lily McBride (11) and Ailbhe Birkett (12) sat down to read a script at a long table in Galwa(...)

Fionnuala Kenny, wife of Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at the funeral of former TD Ted Nealon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly

Ted Nealon’s accomplishments in politics and journalism were celebrated at his funeral Mass in Sligo yesterday, but it was “his graceful, gentle ways”(...)

Ted Nealon who has died, aged 84, was immersed in politics all his life. It was a fascination that led him first into political journalism in print an(...)

Ted Nealon won a Jacob’s Award for the accuracy of his predictions in the 1973 general election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former journalist, broadcaster and politician Ted Nealon had died at the age of 84.A native of Sligo, Mr Nealon had a varied career in journalism (...)

Obituary: Enda Marren
  • People
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Born: December 10th, 1934 Died: March 8th, 2013 When Garret FitzGerald set out to revitalise and modernise Fine Gael after succeed(...)