Charles Haughey

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Shay Healy has died at the age of 78.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy who has died at the age of 78. President Michael D Higgins said news of Mr Healy’s d(...)

Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley cited what he described as a “mind-blowing statistic” that the home ownership rates among 25-39-year-olds is now down to about 12 per cent.  Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)

Next year it will be 40 years since I got my first mortgage, jointly with my wife-to-be. I am 63. I got a mortgage at 24. I was a very badly paid fre(...)

Seán Haughey TD with his laptop showing the website the former taoiseach's family has created – charlesjhaughey.ie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil leaders have had different interests in the years after power, but Charles Haughey’s unknown poetic side has remained a secret. A (...)

 Breaching humpback whale. Illustration: Michael Viney

He would have met dolphins aplenty, arching ahead of his yacht beyond Dingle Bay. The sight of a whale was perhaps more rare: a distant spout or occas(...)

Great Blasket Island. Photograph: Moment/iStock/Getty

A young couple who made a vow to themselves that they would one day visit one of the most remote Irish islands are to see that dream come true. Niamh(...)

Kieran Cotter is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Brigid and their sons.

Tributes have been paid to one of the country’s longest serving RNLI volunteers who is stepping down after almost half a century of life saving includ(...)

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Dublin’s inner city could soon become a ghost town – or reoccupied as a living public space The pandemic is a harsh searchlight. It doesn’t just(...)

US president Joe Biden has signed 17 executive orders, designed to undo the major changes of the MAGA agenda. Photograph: Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty

It was not so much a torch that was passed from US president 45 to 46 but an incendiary device. By the time Donald Trump finally and reluctantly agree(...)

Vincent Brady: in both his political and business life, he showed that strength of character and perseverance can overcome all obstacles

Former Fianna Fail minister and businessman Vincent Brady, who died on October 6th, 2020, was a quietly spoken man, always courteous, non-confrontatio(...)

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(...)

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