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 Paul Anthony McDermott’s funeral was held in same church he   had married his wife Annick five years previously and where his sons  were baptised in the following years. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott was remebered as a “fantastic father” and a person with “a great sense of justice” during his funeral Mass in Dublin.(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announced the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on August 30th, 2012, describing it as “the rural electrification of the 21st century”.

August 30th, 2012: Minister for communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification o(...)

 Gay Byrne’s great strength as a radio host was his capacity to listen: his listeners   trusted him with secrets they would not share with their nearest and dearest. Photograph:  Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Lest there be any doubt just how deeply woven into Irish life Gay Byrne’s persona was, just listen to Tico’s Tune by Manuel and the Music of the Mount(...)

Former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have united to call on the Government to restore confidence in the national drug strategy.

Former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have united to call on the Government to restore confidence in the natio(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan speaks to the media as  counting begins in the Local and European Elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: PA

For some time now, it has been one of the obvious questions about Irish politics: why, at a time of unprecedented public concern about the environment(...)

Sorting votes at the Dublin count centre for European election at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 900 of the 949 local council seats have been filled, with just 36 still vacant in the seven constituencies yet to be compl(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

 Fine Gael’s two Dublin candidates for the European elections, Frances Fitzgerald and Mark Durkan, canvassing at St Stephen’s Green Luas stop in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If being an MEP for Dublin means something it’s lost on most voters.With barely a week to go until polling in the European elections, The Irish Times (...)

Labour  leader Brendan Howlin: turns out his predecessor Pat Rabbitte supports the Government’s national broadband plan. Checkmate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perfidious Pat. Et tu, Rabbitte? How is a Labour leader supposed to vehemently oppose the Government’s broadband project when the silken words of an(...)

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