RTÉ presenter Sean O’Rourke responded on-air to a formal complaint made by Sinn Féin’s former director of publicity Danny Morrison. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ presenter Sean O’Rourke has apologised for giving some listeners the impression that he disrespected IRA hunger-strikers in the 1970s during remar(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

Fine Gael rally: Liam Cosgrave at the Mansion House in Dublin in 1973. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

It is hard to imagine today the crises facing the Irish economy in the early 1970s. These were the oil shock of October 1973, which saw a quadrupling (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

His sporting week:  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Sport Ireland’s launch of   ‘Get Ireland Walking’ campaign. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

If an army marches on its stomach, then the Taoiseach’s key troops should be in fine fighting fettle come the next election. Leo is like Hyacinth Buc(...)

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 Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon at  Governments Buildings. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told business leaders in Dublin that the UK should remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit.(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave stands in front of a photograph of his father WT  Cosgrave at the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre during its official opening in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The former Fine Gael taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who died this week, made an impassioned defence of his father’s actions during the Civil War in a speech(...)