Former INM majority shareholder  Tony O’Reilly and pupils from Belvedere College choir at an event held in his honour at the Old Belvedere Rugby Club on Saturday. Photograph: Conor Pope

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Robert Pitt, the then chief executive of INM, passes Leslie Buckley, the company’s then chairman, at the media group’s AGM in Dublin last August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

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The Taoiseach’s black eye was much more noticeable in daylight despite the application of a shovelful of foundation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

’Twas the first day of spring and lovely it was to welcome the drowsy bluebottles as they unfurled their fetid wings to the sun-dappled majesty of the(...)