Albert Reynolds

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Enda Kenny’s leadership has entered the endgame phase. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds will probably be remembered for supplying one of the more memorable phrases to Irish politics. “It’s the little things that trip you (...)

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison  (left) with his partner Marissa Simms talking to deputy Alan Kelly  at the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s the must-have accessory in Leinster House these days. You’re nobody if you don’t have a whistleblower to call upon in this time of crisis. Ye(...)

The impatience with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in his own party  is turning into something harder, more restless, and more immediate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Coalition Government, and particularly the central hub of it around the Taoiseach’s office, has undergone the political equivalent of a nervous br(...)

‘The Dáil parties and Independent groupings, having lined up in Government and Opposition, are frozen in position for fear that any sudden movement may cause the whole thing to come to an end.’

In various chats and social encounters with a broad spectrum of politicians, political staffers and officials this month, I asked each to give a word (...)

Long live the king?  Bertie Ahern is to be invited to rejoin Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

June 1977 Bertie Ahern, a 25- year-old accounts clerk at the Mater hospital in Dublin, stands for Fianna Fáil in the three-seat constituency of Dub(...)

US  president Barack Obama  receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the  St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has promised to continue the tradition of inviting the Taoiseach to the White House for the presentation of a bowl of (...)

Jim Reynolds also ran the Longford Arms Hotel. Photograph: Google Street View

Longford businessman and hotelier Jim Reynolds has died in hospital following a short illness. His death on Sunday night occurred a day after his wi(...)

Peter Johnson:  June 11th, 1953-October 8th,  2016

Peter Johnson, who has died aged 63, was one of Ireland’s leading interior designers for over 35 years. He furnished some of the country’s premier apa(...)

Bobby Molloy photographed in 2000 at a press briefing regarding the deregulation of the taxi industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Bobby Molloy, who has died aged 80, experienced more ups and downs in politics than probably any other politician of his generation. His political c(...)

Applications seeking to restrain a financial fund from selling two Dublin 4 properties owned by Jim Reynolds, brother of the late former taoiseach Alb(...)

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