Brian Stack

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Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was  could not understand why such a large number of politicians would seek to deny the electorate the opportunity to have their say in an abortion referendum. Photograph: PA

The “peculiar decision” by so many TDs to vote against holding a referendum on the Eighth Amendment has disappointed the Minister for Health. Speaki(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Máire Devine was suspended from the party for three months after she retweeted a post referring to Brian Stack, who was chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison and was shot in Dublin in 1983.

Sinn Féin will not seek and does not expect the resignation of Senator Maire Devine despite increasing calls for her to stand down from her position f(...)

Brian Stack who was chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison was shot in Dublin in 1983.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that Senator Máire Devine’s offensive retweet referring to the late Brian Stack is as insulting as former MP for West (...)

 Séamus Mallon, pictured in 1998 sitting behind Gerry Adams at an address in Belfast by Bill Clinton, has little affection for the Sinn Féin leader: “I just can’t be in the same room with him. There’s just something about him that I recoil from. He has his hand in too many awful events, too many.” Photograph: AP

Séamus Mallon today lives quietly in Markethill in Co Armagh perched just above the remnants of a wall that, centuries ago, was a bulwark against all (...)

Chief prison officer Brian Stack was shot in the neck in Dublin on March 25th, 1983, and died 18 months later

An Garda Síochána has rejected claims by the family of murdered chief prison officer Brian Stack that a section in the force frustrated the inquiry in(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said he would not use his contacts with the IRA to help in the investigation into Tom Oliver’s murder because of his experience with the Stack family. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said jailing the IRA killers of Tom Oliver would be “totally and absolutely counterproductive”. Mr Adams said he disa(...)

Mayo native and Roscommon manager  Kevin McStay. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

The true gems of Irish pub culture, like Magan’s of Killashee or The Three Jolly Pigeons in Tang, are inevitably the most obscure and do little shouti(...)

Enda and Donal Smith celebrate with supporters on the pitch after Sunday’s Connacht final victory. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 2-15 So now. Roscommon are at their best when everyone has forgotten about them. Theirs is a tradition of defiance and pr(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. A Dáil committee has found that Mr Farrell did not abuse Dáil privilege.

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell did not abuse Dáil privilege when he linked two Sinn Féin TDs to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, a Dáil committee (...)

Brian Stack who was chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison when he was shot in 1983.

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell may have made defamatory comments when he linked two Sinn Féin TDs to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, the parliame(...)

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