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 ‘Pat the Banker’: with a background in health, politics and banking, Pat Farrell is no stranger to the challenges that come with representing a maligned sector.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Pat Farrell had trouble being painted as the bogeyman, his working life would have been a nightmare. In the more than 45 years since he left school(...)

Mespil Estate on Sussex Road in Dublin 4. Photograph: David Sleator

Since it was first built in the 1950s, the Mespil Estate on Sussex Road in Dublin 4 has been the subject of both fascination and obsession for investo(...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  says he will consider the timing of the election over the Christmas break. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leo Varadkar will stop being the shortest-serving Taoiseach on Christmas Day when he will leapfrog John Bruton’s 924 days in office to become Fine Gae(...)

John O’Sullivan at the newly-built Hyatt Centric Hotel in Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

With average occupancy approaching 90 per cent, Dublin hoteliers are beating back custom with proverbial sticks. The city’s newest large hotel, the €5(...)

Then government chief whip Séamus Brennan with Pat Rabbitte, Paul Bradford, Desmond O’Malley and John Gormley at a photocall on February 25th, 2002, to mark the introduction of electronic voting in the Dáil. Photograph: Maxwells/Handout

Thirty years ago, in 1989, Progressive Democrats leader Dessie O’Malley suggested to his coalition partner Charlie Haughey that it might be a good ide(...)

In its review, the Department of Justice said that the risks from the Irish scheme were minimal because of its size. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Applications for the State’s Immigrant Investor Programme, from mainly Chinese multimillionaires, have now exceeded 1,200, the latest figures show. S(...)

Celebrating the 1994 IRA ceasefire in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Provisional IRA called its ceasefire 25 years ago on this date (August 31st, 1994). There might be a memory that after more than 3,000 deaths, of (...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2010 contract.   Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Down Stephen’s Lane in the south of Dublin city centre, near what used to be Dobbins bistro, an empire sits behind a set of wrought iron gates. It doe(...)

A file image from 1994 of  then Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams (right) and Martin McGuinness.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Persuading the IRA leadership to call its August 31st, 1994 ceasefire was a “close call”, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has stated when marki(...)

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