Brian Lenihan

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto in happier times

In an old Mad magazine joke from the 1950s, the Lone Ranger and Tonto are riding through a deep ravine when they suddenly find themselves ambushed fro(...)

Donogh O’Malley with a portrait of Eamon de Valera. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Generations of Irish people have reason to be grateful to an Irish politician who was born 100 years ago on January 18th. His name was Donogh O’Malley(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: like something out of a Le Carré novel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This time of year, things usually go a bit mad around Leinster House. Political parties throw parties, the restaurant is heaving, the bar gets busy an(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath says Government ‘relations are strong, and they will need to be, because we face huge challenges in the period ahead’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The last Fianna Fáil minister to occupy a major financial brief looms large for Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath – literall(...)

Paddy Terry: his career was one of high achievement. It was also unique in that it continued long after normal retirement age and spanned over 70 years of public service.

Paddy Terry (March 11th, 1920 – September 28th, 2020), a former senior official in the Department of Justice and parliamentary draftsman in the Attorn(...)

Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

A selection of the books at Oliver Usher’s auction.

The contents from the former home of the late Jim and Miriam O’Donnell, who lived over their business, Days Bazaar on Oliver Plunkett Street in Mullin(...)

NUI Galway Professor Alan Ahearne is to join Taoieach Micheál Martin’s team as economic adviser.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green leader Eamon Ryan have made senior appointments to their Government Buildings teams, bringing back two staff with t(...)

Ireland’s Andy Townsend, Kevin Sheedy (centre) and Steve Staunton after Sheedy’s equalising goal against England. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sardinia – in Italy on Monday 11th June? What I had imagined would be a hot, balmy evening started to rain, not the explosive falls you sometimes get (...)

Ana Axinte selling plants from her stall at the Airfield Farmers’ Market. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Another day, another small step back towards normal. While outdoor markets were given the green light to restart trading as of last Monday, many waite(...)

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