Charles Haughey

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Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan battles with Eoin Porter of Wexford. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The memory can play tricks but I am certain I have played Gaelic football in every county in Ireland. The Wexford trip, in the dim and distant past, r(...)

 Michael O’Kennedy outside the Dáil in 2000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Born: February 21st, 1936 Died: April 15th, 2022 Michael O’Kennedy, who has died aged 86, enjoyed a lengthy political career which included stints as(...)

Willie McGee, retired second-in-command of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, with copies of The Irish Times  from 1979-80 containing ads used by the State to communicate with a blackmail gang.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In 1979, a young detective named Willie McGee found himself standing outside a well-to-do address in Dublin pushing a “relatively rotund man” back thr(...)

Aidan Phelan was a central figure in the  investigation that led the tribunal to find that  Michael Lowry ‘secured the winning’ of the 1995 mobile phone licence for Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Moriarty tribunal has reimbursed €179,500 in legal costs for a key witness it accused of concealing information, in a payment that comes 25 years (...)

Cintra, Malahide Road, Kinsealy, Co Dublin

The property today called Cintra, on Malahide Road in Kinsealy, Co Dublin, appears on maps from 1820 that refer to the house as Abbeville Cottage; thi(...)

The late Galway East TD Noel Treacy was a popular figure in the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party and around Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke

Noel Treacy, the former Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East and minister of State in several administrations, has died at the age of 70. Mr Treacy served(...)

Richard and Carol-Anne O’Conor Nash in the dining room at Clonalis House, Castlerea, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Designed to shine a light on the work of that small group of people committed to preserving historic Irish houses, the HHI O’Flynn Group Heritage Priz(...)

A camera lens focuses on the door of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, as Boris Johnson faces calls to resign. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Whether or not Boris Johnson’s current travails turn out to be the final act in a compelling political drama that has gripped British politics for the(...)

Dermot Morgan as Father Trendy. The image features in a new exhibition at the National Photographic Archive marking 60 years of television in Ireland. Photograph: John Rowe/RTÉ

This twangs the memory chords, bringing it all back. There’s Rashers and Toucher in Strumpet City; Jimmy O’Dea with Maureen Potter; Charles Haughey an(...)

The annual release of official documents by the National Archives has taken on a special significance this year as it encompasses almost an entire dec(...)

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