At the launch of his 2011 book, Fianna Fáil: A Biography of the Party.  Noel Whelan, with his son Séamus, then aged 2. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Noel Whelan Born: November 24th, 1968 Died: July 10th, 2019 Noel Whelan was a remarkable individual who combined a range of successful careers in h(...)

Brendan Grace and Noel Whelan

Tributes were paid in the Dáil to two “giants of public life” barrister and commentator Noel Whelan and entertainer Brendan Grace. Fianna Fáil deputy(...)

 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan  said there would be “very little wiggle room” in the imminent budget because of the scale of threat facing Ireland due to Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit has been described as a frightening and cataclysmic meteor hurtling towards Ireland by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the (...)

Speaking at the Kennedy Summer School, Former minister for EU affairs, Lucinda Creighton said there was ‘very little sign’ of the key Brexit issues being resolved. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has described the Brexit process as a “car-crash” and said two years of “shadowboxing” since th(...)

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F Kennedy  was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Dunbrody Centre, New Ross as part of her visit to Wexford for the Kennedy Summer School on Thursday. Photograph: Mary Browne

Human rights campaigner and daughter of Robert F Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, has said she hopes her nephew will run for the US presidency. She described (...)

Ireland’s EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan will also warn the Kennedy Summer School about the ‘short-termist psychology’ of US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The requirements of an invisible Border on the island of Ireland after Brexit must be “de-dramatised”, Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan will say i(...)

Mr Weaver, a moderate Republican, said a “centrist” Democrat will be preferable to Donald Trump. “I want someone to hold office who respects the institution.”  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

An influential Republican Party strategist who has worked on a number of US presidential campaigns believes the party has reached its “nadir” under Do(...)

Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Drum roll for Dromoland   Dromoland Castle has completed the final phase of a full-scale €20 million refurbishment, which has seen a preservati(...)

Parliament buildings in Belfast.  Photograph: Reuters

Once more politics in Northern Ireland is mired in stalemate. So much has again got lost in translation. It goes far deeper than a mere dispute about (...)

Acting Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving for the Public Accounts Committee. January 23rd, 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

2014 January 23rd: Assistant Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan first comes to widespread attention as she is seen sitting, unmoved, beside then Ga(...)

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