Dermot Ahern

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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: his judgment has been questioned over his remaining in a PSNI vehicle after crossing the Border from the North. Photograph: Tom Honan

PSNI officers have been allowed carry firearms in the Republic since 2013, the Department of Justice has said. The department was responding to queri(...)

Lisa Smith from Dundalk (to right of taoiseach and Chief of Staff)  converted to Islam and moved to Syria. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lisa Smith, the 37-year-old Irish woman and former soldier who married an Isis fighter and now wants to return to Ireland, is emblematic of a problem (...)

Lisa Smith on the extreme right of picture as then taoiseach Bertie Ahern thanks members of the Aer Corps before boarding the Government jet in 2008. Photograph: Collins Dublin

It is tempting to equate the case of Dundalk woman Lisa Smith with that of Shamima Begum, the London teenager who ran away to join Islamic State when (...)

Former minister for finance Dermot Ahern said gangs were now targeting credit unions and post offices.  Photograph: Collins

Former minister for finance Dermot Ahern said tiger kidnappers could have stolen €300 million in one raid in Ireland a number of years ago. Mr Ahern(...)

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Army might be needed at the Border following Brexit. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

There are times in Irish political life when pointing out the blindingly obvious is discouraged. Those of you old enough will remember the debate duri(...)

Former minister for justice  Dermot Ahern: ‘Imagine the reaction if I proposed a referendum then.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One man who will be voting yes in Friday’s blasphemy referendum is former Fianna Fáil minister for justice Dermot Ahern. It was he who in 2009 introdu(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

 Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he has no further information on contacts between the Vatican and then president Mary McAleese and then (...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

In Ireland later this month, Pope Francis might explain how, at last, the Vatican plans to get its house in order on the sexual abuse issue. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It is frequently the case that, though something is strongly suspected to be true, it comes as a shock when it is finally confirmed. Such happened thi(...)

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