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Marie Louise O’Donnell: overcome with admiration for the Taoiseach

Faced with a threat of excommunication, Enda Kenny calmly and succinctly told the bishops last weekend where to go with their bell, book and ca(...)

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have set a target of 2023 to bring down all of Northern Ireland’s 60 so-called peace walls.

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have set a target of 2023 to bring down all of Northern Ireland’s(...)

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have  announced how they intend to progress building a shared future in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Arthur Allison

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness set out an ambitious and quite imaginative range of proposals yesterday to begin tackling the last major u(...)

Oliver and Austin Stack, sons of Brian Stack, the only prison officer to be assassinated in the Republic, after they met Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The sons of murdered prison officer Brian Stack held a “productive and forthright” meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams i(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter: “If the UK had fallen to the forces of Nazi Germany, the same fate would almost certainly have been visited on this island with all of the consequences that would have gone with it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Legislation to grant a pardon and apology to some 5,000 Defence Forces personnel who deserted to fight with the Allies in the (...)

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Bill that will trigger the referendum to abolish Seanad Éireann will come before Cabinet in the n(...)

Then taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a press conference in October 2001 to announce plans for the 2002 referendum on abortion. “In making the case for that referendum and for rowing back on the suicide ground Bertie Ahern and indeed Micheál Martin repeatedly cited the so-called ‘slippery slope’ argument that legislating for termination on grounds of suicide would, as Ahern put it, ‘commence an inevitable slide towards social abortion in Ireland’.” Photograph: Chris Bacon/PA

Chairing a panel discussion at the recent Fianna Fáil ardfheis I couldn’t resist asking the political scientist Tim Bale how he thought the par(...)

 President Michael D Higgins said Europe faced a “moral crisis” and called on European leaders to undertake a radical rethink about how they are handling the economic crisis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

President Michael D Higgins’s forthright criticism of the European Union’s response to the financial crisis represents a direct intervention in(...)

1987 - 24/1/1987 - page 4 - At the Workers' Party conference, yesterday,  from left, Councillor Eamon Gilmore, Mr Tomas MacGiolla TD, and MrProinsias de Rossa TD.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan / THE IRISH TIMES . . . neg no 87/1/210    ***   ***   ***    A CHALLENGE to reduce the tax level of PA YE workers by 10 per cent and transfer the burden to farmers and the self employed was issued to the major political parties by the leader of the Workers Party, Mr Tomas MacGiolla . yesterday

A fter his party’s mournful showing at the Meath East by-election, we would love to be able to give the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, something to c(...)

A file image of Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin. His  party has welcomed the publication of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill in language that suggests it might support the  legislation.  Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil has hinted that its leadership may take a different stance to its membership on the proposed legislation to make abortion permissib(...)

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