Albert Reynolds

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Frank Flannery  with Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. Photograph: Collins Courts

Rehab is said to be preparing a “full and frank” response to questions sent to them by the Dail’s Public Accounts Committee before this week’s (...)

The business of “micro-managing” a project which is only one of the most significant in the history of his Government department would be far too tedious for Big Phil, who is more interested in looking at the bigger picture. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Do you not know who they think they are? Of course not. You know nothing. On the other hand, the consultants know everything about everything. Most im(...)

Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment speaks to media as Irish Water controversy continues. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The case of Irish Water and its consultancy costs isn’t unique in the political context but this type of process controversy is the first to have affe(...)

There are several accomplished portrait painters around today to tackle Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s not surprising that most of the portraits of former taoisigh hanging in Leinster House do not scale the heights of artistic excellence. However, (...)

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds addressing the Bula annual general meeting in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds is in the “very late stages” of Alzheimer’s disease, his son Philip has said. Albert Reynolds (81) was conspicuous by(...)

Albert Reynolds with Dick Spring: Reynolds’s achievements as taoiseach have not been sufficiently recognised.

Occasionally Government whips can engineer standing ovations from their own side in the Dáil for major ministerial announcements. However, spontaneous(...)

Tániste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD, former British prime minister John Major and Dick Spring at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin for the 20th Anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration. Photograph: Sam Boal

Former British prime minister Sir John Major has hailed the document he agreed with Albert Reynolds in 1993 which prepared the ground for the IRA ceas(...)

Walford, Shrewsbury Road, Dublin 4:  €14 million

There was a definite increase in activity on the residential property sales front this year and transaction levels are back where they were three year(...)

Fr Alec Reid praying over the body of one of the murdered soldiers. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At the chapel in the Redemptorist house on Orwell Road in Dublin on Monday morning the provincial superior of the order, Michael Kelleher, in a magnif(...)

The British and Irish governments have had to reassert their roles as co-guarantors of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has told the Iri(...)

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