Charlie Haughey

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Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Shoes left by mother and baby homes protesters at Phoenix Park, Dublin  on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The row over the treatment of sensitive information currently in the possession of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation has raised mu(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Used to traffic, the sheep of the Iveragh peninsula don’t jump out of your way. Photograph: Frank McNally 

There was no Puck Fair in Killorglin this year, for obvious reasons. To misquote Bach, goats could safely graze in the surrounding mountains, for once(...)

In Ireland, 380,000 people have asthma and 890,000 people will suffer from the condition at some stage of their lives. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Thirty years ago, Ireland was a different country environmentally. The annual winter shrouding of Dublin with thick smog – grimly accepted by most a(...)

  PJ Sheehan

Born: March 17th, 1933 Died: August 10th, 2020 Paddy (PJ) Sheehan, a former Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, was a formidable political figure whose(...)

Anne Doyle on retirement: ‘If I could have afforded it, I would have gone out earlier.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

THE FORMER RTÉ NEWSREADER OF 30 YEARS ON HER POPULARITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HER BRIEF RETURN TO TV WITH WATERFORD WHISPERS, THE PERKS OF RETIREMENT, A(...)

Former minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen TD during a   Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle earlier this month. File photograph: Collins

Former minister of state Conor Lenihan has asked why the Garda vetting process that is required for Ministerial appointments did not highlight Barry C(...)

Stephen Roche celebrates after winning in 1987. Photo: Getty Images

The voice is almost shot already, the madness only beginning to unfold. Boom, the ski resort seeming to shake as Lauren Fignon of Système U and profe(...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

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