Claire Daly

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Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’ s chairman Joe Keeling has declined to comment on the controversial reappointment of Brian Kavanagh as chief executive of racin(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: “I’ve been in B29 since February of 2011 and that’s where I’ll stay until somebody tells me I have to leave. But no somebody from Fianna Fáil is going to do it.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been two months since the Government was formed but deputies are still unable to vote electronically due to a dispute over seating arrangements. (...)

Clare Daly outside Leinster House following the defeat of the Fatal Foetal Abnormality Bill. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Before explaining why his Government was about to vote down a Bill aimed at helping parents struggling to come to terms with a fatal diagnosis for the(...)

Mr Kenny sailed through Leaders’ Questions without shipping much damage. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Taoiseach came out on radio yesterday. It was a very brave thing to do. He is to be commended. It was known for some time among certain people in (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

It’s a strange irony at the end of a remarkable political week: the man who couldn’t hide his contempt for Garda whistleblowers is treated to a(...)

Red corner, blue corner: Pat Kenny of Newstalk, and Seán O’Rourke of RTÉ

‘This time last year I thought my best days were behind me. Now I think they are in front of me.” These words are spoken not by Pat Kenny, but by the (...)

John F Kennedy during his 1963 visit to Ireland. He spoke of us as a five-foot nation reaching above our height.

In a piece for the special supplement in last Wednesday’s Irish Times, historian Diarmuid Ferriter wrote of how John F Kennedy’s visit as president in(...)