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President Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard of Honour 3 Infantry Battalion  at the State commemoration to mark the centenary of the handover of Dublin Castle, at Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has unveiled a plaque marking 100 years to the day since Dublin Castle was handed over by the British administration to th(...)

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair after the Belfast Agreement is signed on April 10th, 1998. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern are among participants in the Northern Ireland peace process who are set to be i(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. The party  knows  that for all the talk  about a left-wing coalition after the next election the numbers may not add up for that option.  Photograph: Getty Images

First week of the year and two front page stories in this week’s Irish Times pointed towards two issues that will be important in our politics for mor(...)

 Bertie Ahern: predicted boom times would get boomer – or boomier, as it was more catchily rephrased. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Do you need cheering up as you take down the Christmas decorations and remember all those get togethers that never got together? Well, just be glad th(...)

The annual release of official documents by the National Archives has taken on a special significance this year as it encompasses almost an entire dec(...)

Chris Wall (C) has been hailed as an ‘outstanding party activist’ following his death after a long illness. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has paid tribute to his “great friend” and adviser Chris Wall, who has died after a long illness. Mr Ahern described Mr(...)

Bertie Ahern’s Sunday Times reference to Haughey’s ‘working-class values that were instilled in him growing up’ would be laughable if it was not so offensive. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some of those writing about Charles Haughey amid the political upheavals of the 1980s and during his retirement in the 1990s were aware their assessme(...)

Micheál Martin said controversial remarks by Bertie Ahern were made at an academic conference, where ‘things get said’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has moved to play down comments by his predecessor Bertie Ahern that some loyalists don’t understand the Northern Ireland pro(...)

Mattie McGrath was among those who questioned the idea of Oireachtas politicians getting free antigen tests. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Antigen 4 All in the Dáil? Blindsided TDs couldn’t believe their ears. They’ve been getting it in the neck since Thursday from outraged constituents(...)

British cabinet minister Michael Gove has expressed confidence that a deal over the Northern Ireland protocol can be agreed without recourse to unilateral action under Article 16. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

A senior British cabinet minister has expressed confidence that a deal over the Northern Ireland protocol can be agreed without recourse to unilateral(...)

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