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Fine Gael Minister Hildegarde Naughton. File photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Fine Gael Minister Hildegarde Naughton has said she hopes Kate O’Connell seeks the party’s nomination to run in the next general election. The party (...)

Mary and Denis Walsh from Caherdavin, Limerick, with a photo of their son Denis who  went missing in 1996. Photograph: Liam Burke/ Press 22

As Easter Sunday, April 7th, 1996, drew to a close, the evening’s sun cast a shadow over Inis Mór, off Galway Bay, as the ocean tide carried the body (...)

Chris Roche at her shop Stitches on Eyre Street, Galway. She believes a post-Christmas rise in Covid-19 is not inevitable. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Rosscahill native and businesswoman, Chris Roche, like many other parents, is desperately hoping that her son, now studying in Scotland, can make the (...)

Bina McLoughlin: reached international audiences through her walk-on role as a shepherdess in Jim Sheridan’s 1990 movie, The Field.

Since she was the Queen of Connemara, and her powers and skills in sorcery meant she could put curses on all and sundry, even on such high-flying poli(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin and Catherine Heaney, chair of the National Museum of Ireland, at the launch of the ‘Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage’ exhibition. Photograph: Julien Behal

Every Covid cloud has a silver lining, even if it is hard to find. One good thing to come from this pandemic is the disappearance of the annual party(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

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