Albert Reynolds

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Noel Davern, who died last weekend aged 67 years, was catapulted into senior ministerial office at a time of political crisis.

Noel Davern, who died last weekend aged 67 years, was catapulted into senior ministerial office at a time of political crisis.It was November 1991 and(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is keen to highlight that core weekly welfare payments and child benefit will be protected next year.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had promised that people would be “astounded” with all the good news he would announce. Try telling that to young (...)

Taoiseach Seán Lemass with President de Valera in 1969. De Valera had been anxious to ensure the long-term dominance of Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Does history suggest that a referendum defeat suffered by a government knocks it off course, or has it been the case that, after the wounds were nurse(...)

Bertie Speak, Bord Snip Nua, Circling Shannon, Dubes - you know what these terms all mean, right? Ok, maybe not - in which case the answers are(...)

When then US president Bill Clinton (left) decided to issue a visa to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in 1994, then British prime minister John Major (right) would not speak to him and  “the British were incandescent with rage”,  former Irish diplomat Sean Donlon said.

Tim O’BrienBritish prime minister John Major refused to speak to US president Bill Clinton for weeks after the US granted a visa to Gerry Adams in 199(...)

Members of the Council of State at Áras an Uachtarain yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed into law the Government’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Áras an Uachtaráin confirmed the move in a (...)

President Michael D Higgins and the Council of State which is meeting today to advise him on whether he should refer the new abortion Bill to the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Council of State convened by President Michael D Higgins to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has ended after m(...)

President Higgins: seven individuals on the council are chosen by the President

Final preparations were under way at Áras an Uachtaráin last night for the first meeting of the Council of State since President Michael D Higgins (...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan were “
quick to hit back, insisting that international tax and accountancy rules were at the source of the problem rather than Ireland’s 12.5 per cent tax rate
”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The propensity of the Irish political system to tie itself up in knots over arcane or even trivial issues, while gliding over serious matters t(...)

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