The Celtic Mist was donated by the Haughey family to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The late taoiseach Charles Haughey’s former yacht Celtic Mist is to leave Dublin Bay on Friday for its longest voyage north on a whale research trip t(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Political portraits: Peter Dwan’s favourite is that of Charles Mr Haughey, which showed “great presence”

A unique series of portraits of all 13 former taoisigh has unexpectedly come to light, and will be sold at auction next week. But the identity of the (...)

Unionist leaders the Rev Ian Paisley and James Molyneaux. They were described respectively as a “bigot” and “inconsiderable” by the Conservative Party’s Lord Hailsham. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

During the negotiations which led to the historic Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by Garret FitzGerald and Margaret Thatcher at Hillsborough in November (...)

 Liam St John Devlin became deputy chairman of  Allied Irish Banks in 1974 and remained in that  role until his retirement from the position in 1992

Liam St John Devlin, who has died at his home in Baltimore, Co Cork, aged 93, was a well-known – although notably modest – member of a significant gen(...)

File image of Conor Cruise O’Brien. In the Labour Party his views on the North caused huge dissension, but with the support of Brendan Corish he swung the party behind his policies.

Conor Cruise O’Brien, the centenary of whose birth occurs on November 3rd, was one of the most influential and courageous public figures to emerge in(...)

Gerald O’Kelly and his mother, courtesy of Brendan O’Kelly, from “No Way Out: The Irish in Wartime France 1939-1945”, by Isidore Ryan

When Place Vendôme last featured in an Irish political controversy, the problem was shirts: the luxury Charvet shirts that Charles J Haughey was once (...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

Céide Fields: Dr Whitefield contends that the low, straight heaps of stone are “indicative of the land having been cleared for ploughing”

The archaeologist who linked north Mayo’s Céide Fields complex to some of Europe’s earliest farmers has said he feels he has been subjected to a “sile(...)

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