The word “gobshite” made its long-awaited debut in the New York Times this week. Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s exciting news from the US – that the word “gobshite” had made its debut appearance in the New York Times – sent me delving into this newsp(...)

 Brendan McGahon:  November 22nd, 1936-February 9th, 2017. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Brendan McGahon
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  • February 11, 2017, 06:05

Brendan McGahon was one of the most colourful and outspoken TDs of recent decades but he was also a man of enormous courage who risked his safety and (...)

Brendan McGahon:  “In 10 to 20 years brothers will be marrying sisters because of the dreadful problems in society today.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Brendan McGahon was part of a political tribe now vanished from public life in Ireland. He was a self-confessed Fine Gael “law and order man” who ha(...)