Bertie Ahern

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Tens of thousands of Manchester United fans in Ireland are coming to terms with the end of an era for the club and have paid tribute to outgoin(...)

Then taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a press conference in October 2001 to announce plans for the 2002 referendum on abortion. “In making the case for that referendum and for rowing back on the suicide ground Bertie Ahern and indeed Micheál Martin repeatedly cited the so-called ‘slippery slope’ argument that legislating for termination on grounds of suicide would, as Ahern put it, ‘commence an inevitable slide towards social abortion in Ireland’.” Photograph: Chris Bacon/PA

Chairing a panel discussion at the recent Fianna Fáil ardfheis I couldn’t resist asking the political scientist Tim Bale how he thought the par(...)

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (centre), with Jimmy Deenihan (left) and Shane Mac Thomais at a grave in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, visited Glasnevin cemetery yesterday where he laid wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial to the volunteer(...)

Harry Blaney:  Noreen Blaney said her father, who died on Monday aged 85, was always happiest at home on the farm, despite his period as a TD, a county councillor and even in his younger days spending a period in Glasgow on a football trial for Celtic.

A group of veteran Fianna Fáil stalwarts and Blaneyites gathered outside the Catholic church at Massmount on the beautiful Fan(...)

Harry Blaney was TD for Donegal North East until 2002 when he retired from Leinster House.

The funeral was taking place in Fanad in Co Donegal this afternoon of the former Independent Fianna Fáil TD Harry Blaney who died on Monday, ag(...)

Fianna Fáil resurgent

There will be sighs of relief and wonderment at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis this weekend as delegates consider the party’s impressive recovery, fo(...)

Former Fianna Fail leader Charles Haughey addresses a party Ard Fheis

The 73rd Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis begins tonight in the RDS in Dublin. The event has long been a highlight of the political year for a party that (...)

The planning tribunal says it has withdrawn any criticism of Mr Richardson, a former Fianna Fáil fundraiser, for allegedly failing to identify the origin of £39,000 used to open an account held in the name of Roevin Ireland Ltd. Photograph: Frank Miller

The planning tribunal has corrected an error in its final report relating to businessman Des Richardson and his financial link(...)

David Andrews and Jess Benson and their boys Noah (3) and Elijah (7 weeks) in Drumcondra. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Drumcondra, once Dublin 9’s B&B and bedsitland is now on the family radar thanks to its proximity to the city centre, its wide range of hou(...)

Seán Fleming: ‘No politician has anything to fear’ from a banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The long-promised Oireachtas inquiry into the banking collapse is unlikely to take place until late next year at the earliest because of a serious (...)

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