Dara Calleary

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Kalvin Keenan  spars with former minister for sport Shane Ross at Arbour Hill Boxing Club. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The minister for sport stood at the top of the room and gave his usual minister for sport speech. Politicians generally do little to hide their ennui (...)

Billy Morton with his Santry shovel in 1958.

“Gentlemen,” the small man began, “grass is on the way out”. Knowledge of sport is no excuse for a lack of imagination, or vice versa, and Billy Mort(...)

Cormac Ó hEadhra: the RTÉ Radio 1 presenter is not a natural diplomat

Just for a minute, as Cormac Ó hEadhra and his guests discuss the formation of the new Government, it’s almost like old times. And, no, it’s not just (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is worried about the ‘continuing volatility’ around the virus internationally. File photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said no one will be “falling off a cliff” when the Covid-19 unemployment payment concludes and that his Government will i(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary: ‘I feel passionately about the protection and preservation of Gaeltacht areas’. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD and Government Chief Whip Dara Calleary has been appointed as Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, the Irish language and Sport. (...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Josepha Madigan has been appointed a Minister of State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Fianna Fáil TD has accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of insulting him and his community by passing him over for a junior ministerial post. C(...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Admits it is “very unusual” not to have a senior minister from the west. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In his first Dáil appearance as Heather Humphreys’s replacement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed what many were thinking about the botched delivery of(...)

 Chief Whip Dara Calleary  leaveing Dublin Castle following the Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and new Government Chief Whip Dara Calleary sought to put the controversy over Mr Calleary’s appointment behind them on Monda(...)

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