PJ Mara and  Charles Haughey: Mara’s star was inextricably linked to the fortunes of the former taoiseach – political and otherwise. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Wall-to-wall tributes to PJ at the moment. In the main, they are affectionate, warm and nostalgic. After all, it’s PJ Mara we’re talking about here. (...)

A file image of PJ Mara from 1983. He was Charles Haughey’s press officer and confidant in the 1980s and Bertie Ahern’s director of elections for each of the three-in-a-row victories between 1997 and 2007. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

PJ Mara was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who played a central role in Fianna Fáil for more than three decades. He was Charles Haughey’s (...)

PJ Mara acted as director of elections for Fianna Fáil in 1997, 2002 and 2007.

Tributes have been paid to former government press secretary PJ Mara, who has died aged 73. A flamboyant, larger than life character who played a cen(...)

Lord Gowrie (centre) speaks in Dublin at the National Museum, alongside Charles  Haughey and  Dr Pat Wallace

Irish diplomats were warned by a member of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet about blanket eavesdropping on their communications with Dublin during the talk(...)

Michael D Higgins and Joe Jackson: In the interview, Mr Higgins highlighted his belief that culture can be a site of ideological struggle and that art can be used in a hegemonic sense.

These days Michael D Higgins is restricted by the Constitution and presidential propriety in terms of what he can say in public. In 1993, however, h(...)

Irish based oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has said it is working with a number of parties to progress the Barryroe farm out.

Irish based oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has said it is working with a number of parties to progress the Barryroe farm out. T(...)

The option does not cover the northern portion, which contains the producing Kinsale gas field

Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has said its subsidiary Exola has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire a 60 per c(...)

Former media magnate Anthony O’Reilly has been  declared bankrupt by a court in the Bahamas and allowed to file for a personal insolvency arrangement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I don’t think people will be too happy to see his downfall,” says former Waterford Crystal glass-blower Seán Egan on the reaction in the city to news(...)

Denis O’Brien: “It is clear to me that this is part of a campaign to undermine me and to disseminate false statements about me.” Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

In the sweltering Caribbean heat and humidity of an October day, 223 people gathered on the lawns of King’s House, the official residence of the gover(...)

 Gavin O’Reilly, chairman of Red Flag. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Red Flag, which specialises in strategic communications and has offices in Dublin, Brussels and London, has several connections to Independent News an(...)