Albert Reynolds

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Happier times. Some small farmers in the party favour Varadkar because they believe Coveney represents big farmers more, while others feel Varadkar has been more willing to press their flesh during constituency visits

There will be no peasants’ revolt in Fine Gael. The party does not do revolts, but, beware Leo Varadkar, not all of the party’s members are willing to(...)

 Brendan Duddy, in whose Derry home  the IRA and British government contacts met during Troubles. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Secret back channels between enemy lines are places of mystery, intrigue and danger, but these are crucial spaces where foes come together and feel th(...)

Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald, Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar: party leadership contests are personality contests rather than competitions about policy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Party leadership contests tend to be more Kane and Abel than First Among Equals. In seeking to while away the next week before the contest to succeed (...)

The late Peter Johnson: The Belfast-born designer created interiors that were relaxing as well as elegant and stylish. Photograph: Eric Luke

Interior designer Peter Johnson, who died last year, was one of Ireland’s best, noted for his brilliant eye, exceptional taste and ability to create i(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. ‘The public’s estimation of Mr Kenny vastly improved when he bared his ruthless side in despatching the 2010 heave.’ Photograph: Seán Gallup/Getty Images

The public take it as a matter of course that politicians are calculating and ruthless in advancing their own ends, but generally pardon it as first n(...)

Tom Savage, who has died recently, was a prominent communications expert who served as chairman of the RTÉ Authority and previously as an adviser to A(...)

For 15 years Tom Savage was a familiar voice on RTÉ’s “It Says in the Papers” slot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Tributes have been paid to the public relations and management consultant Tom Savage, who has died at the age of 76. A former Catholic priest, he w(...)

(From  left) First Minister Ian Paisley, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern  inside the main hall of Stormont Assembly in Belfast in 2007, following a deal struck between the Democratic Unionist Party  and Sinn Féin in March.  Photograph: Niall Carson/Pool/PA

On an October evening in 1986, in Dublin’s Mansion House, Martin McGuinness, then an energetic 36-year-old, faced down republican traditionalists who (...)

Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins celebrate after Nichols Canyon’s win in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth Livepic

Ireland could record its most successful ever Cheltenham festival after the visitors won six of the seven races on Thursday, to take the Irish tally (...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

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