Eamon Morrissey as the “Minister for Hardship”

Sadness at Liam Cosgrave’s death this week was accompanied, in my case, by a vague feeling of guilt. This was because it brought back 40-year-old memo(...)

File image of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave looking onto the main square at Collins Barracks in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conor Cruise O’Brien told me a story about the time in 1956 when he was head of the United Nations section of the Department of External Affairs. The(...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

US president Donald Trump with his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who has received a letter from 32 members of Congress, both Republic and Democrat, arguing that it is imperative that the US have a representative in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The prospect of complete disengagement by the United States from the Northern Ireland peace process could not have arisen at a worse time given the po(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

Somebody tries to revive a man who overdosed on heroin in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, a hub for heroin addicts. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

American politicians and scientists are issuing strident warnings to policymakers in Europe and around the world, urging them to prevent an epidemic o(...)

 Cathal Mac Coille during his last broadcast on RTÉ One with Rachael English (right). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Morning Ireland’s importance is obvious to all those who are lucky enough to work on a programme that registers with listeners in a way that no other (...)

 Supreme Court Judge, Mr Justice Frank Clarke pictured in the Four Courts after the announcement that he is to be appointed as the new chief justice. Photograph: Collins Courts

Most young barristers have to wait years for a meaty case to arrive on their desk. Frank Clarke was qualified less than a year when one of the biggest(...)