Maureen Haughey with her husband Charles: The couple married in 1951  and had four children, Conor, Ciarán, Eimear and Seán.   Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Maureen Haughey, wife of the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey, has died in Dublin aged 91. Mrs Haughey died on Friday at the Mater Private Hospi(...)

Outside view of the Château de St Pierre de Serjac, in Puissalicon, France, run by Karl and Anita Hanlon

Karl and Anita O'Hanlon are living a dream that many Irish people will find familiar. After working and living in London and Ireland, the pair decide(...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

Gay Byrne was the first broadcaster in Ireland to instigate telephone technology as part of what we now know as ‘talkback radio’. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Gaybo changed Ireland: discuss!” That’s the question broadcast historian Dr Finola Doyle O’Neill set for herself, and her conclusion is emphatic. “G(...)

Séan Haughey, the son of former taoiseach Charlie Haughey, said his father’s portrayal in an three-part drama series (where  Charlie Haughey was played by Aidan Gillen above) ‘completely wrong’.

Charlie Haughey’s son has said his family was shocked by the “completely wrong” depiction of the former taoiseach in the recent RTÉ television drama (...)

Charles Haughey greets Geraldine Kennedy at the 1983 Fianna Fáil ardfheis. She had earlier been advised that her security could not be guaranteed at the event. Photograph: Jack McManus

Charlie is the political thriller about contemporary Ireland. For anyone who lived through even some of the Haughey years –from the mid-1960s, 1970, t(...)

The concluding episode of Charlie revealed Haughey growing ever-more obsessed with his legacy as the narrative also sought to explain the man behind the image. Photgraph: Patrick Redmond

Charles Haughey famously, and with epic but characteristic self-regard, told the Dáil as he departed the chamber in 1992: “I have done the State some (...)

Hiding his shame from God: Aidan Gillen, as Charles Haughey, eats an ortolan under a napkin

Given the abundance of grotesquerie offered by the biography of the former taoiseach Charles Haughey, it is surprising that the most bizarre moment (s(...)

Aidan Gillen’s Haughey seems at times detached from the events around him, his face displaying a sort of bored contempt for everyone, foes and allies alike, mildly exasperated that not everyone sees his own genius.

The frenetic pace of episode two of Charlie, RTÉ’s dramatisation of the political life of Charles Haughey, mirrors the mad, manic and dangerous pace o(...)

Death becomes them: Olivia Colman and David Tennant in ‘Broadchurch’

Watching Broadchurch (TV3, Monday) after the first part of RTÉ’s Charles Haughey trilogy was like stepping out of the theatre and into fresh air. (...)