Bobby Molloy

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Dublin, 1968: the 10-child Murphy family, whom the corporation moved into a slum on Benburb Street after Mrs Murphy fell behind on her rent.  Photograph: Mirrorpix via Getty

The history of slum landlordism in Ireland over the past century suggests current offenders have little to fear from politicians making threats. Exact(...)

Spinnakers flying high at this week’s West of Ireland Off-Shore Racing Championships in Aran. Photograph: WIORA

The close links between late government minister Bobby Molloy and the Aran Islands were remembered over the weekend when up to 40 yachts from along th(...)

Pat Kelly’s Storm of Rush Sailing Club is the 2016 J109 National Champion. Photograph: David O’Brien

Some big names lost out early in last Sunday’s ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships and after the exit of defending champion Anthony O’Leary, even An(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

People gather to pay their respects at the removal of Bobby Molloy at his home, St Mary’s, at Rockbarton Road in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and former Tánaiste Mary Harney were among hundreds of people who paid sympathies to the family of former(...)

Bobby Molloy, who has died age 80, was a long serving cabinet Minister and a founder of the Progressive Democrats who was a TD for almost four decades.

Bobby Molloy, who has died age 80, was a long serving cabinet Minister and a founder of the Progressive Democrats who was a TD for almost four decades(...)

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(...)

The remains of the toilets at College Green with Bank of Ireland in the background.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It may have your escaped your attention, reader, as it had mine, that the Old Testament’s prophet Elijah was an expert in mouth-to-mouth resuscitation(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Nioclás Ó Conchúbhair: ‘The word I am hearing is that we did better than expected, and why would we blow that now?’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There are few in Connemara who can define realpolitik better than former Fianna Fáil senator Nioclás Ó Conchúbhair. Ó Conchúbhair was appointed to (...)

Progressive Democrats leader Dessie O’Malley and Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey: the circumstances were much more toxic in 1989, when the likely government-making option settled on the Fianna Fáil-PD negotiations.

The racing certainty now is a hung Dáil and, flowing from that, the emergence of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition as the most stable and ideologicall(...)

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