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Vindicated: Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine, and Katie Hannon of RTÉ in Whistleblower

During one brief pocket of calm in what we can call the Maurice McCabe saga, the second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story (RTÉ One, Tues(...)

March of time: winter and summer clock changing may soon be a thing of the past.

Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep as the clocks went back this morning? Savour that moment because this may well be the very last time this parti(...)

Lissadell House, July 2016: former and sitting TDs (back row) Niamh Bhreathnach, Jan O’Sullivan, Nora Owen, Mary Harney, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Síle de Valera, Heather Humphreys; (front row) Frances Fitzgerald, Gemma Hussey, (Constance Cassidy, host and owner of Lissadell House), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Mary O’Rourke, Katherine Zappone. Joan Burton was not in attendance; Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan were appointed senior Ministers in 2017. Photograph: James Connolly

In July 2016, 14 women from different backgrounds attended a dinner party in Co Sligo. The women were members of one of Ireland’s most exclusive clubs(...)

‘Frances Fitzgerald will not be the first prominent public figure in recent political history to feel hard done by after their forced resignation.’ File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald or Nóirín O’Sullivan won’t be the first prominent public figures in recent political history to feel hard done by after their force(...)

From left: Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe; Supt Dave Taylor; former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan; former Garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan; Mr Justice Peter Charleton. File photographs: The Irish Times

Maurice McCabe Maurice McCabe was the station sergeant in Balieborough, Co Cavan, in 2012 when he, along with fellow whistleblower John Wilson, made (...)

Leo Varadkar is hoisted on shoulders after being elected as leader of Fine Gael at the Mansion House, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In order to persuade Fine Gael members of their merits, Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney took part in debates in May 2017 when they were seeking the lea(...)

 Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: “I welcome all suggestions about the best way to reopen Stepaside Garda station but criticism from the man who closed the station is a little bit rich.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has accused Shane Ross of “bombastry and faking” and misleading voters, over the issue of Stepaside Garda sta(...)

The Four Courts, Dublin. Senior judges including the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, have been unusually vocal in their opposition to the legislation. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Senior members of the judiciary wrote to a European anti-corruption organisation complaining they were not properly consulted by the Government about (...)

US permanent representative to UN Nikki Haley:  called rights body a “protector of human-rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A few years ago, I covered a long hearing in the cavernous hall in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council holds its plenary meetings. Ireland was in(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has dismissed criticism of his Judicial Appointments Bill by former minister for justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has dismissed criticism of his Judicial Appointments Bill from former minister for justice Alan Shatter, saying all (...)

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