Des O Malley

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Within two years of his election to the Dáil, Albert Reynolds was appointed to cabinet under Charles Haughey

Showman and dealmaker defied detractors when he brokered peace in North It was a Sunday sometime in the late 1960s. My father and I were trundli(...)

The challenge  facing Mary Lou McDonald and her colleagues  is to work out policies and plans that could viably be implemented by the party in government; to convey that it is not just an effective opposition but a government-in-waiting. Photograph: Getty Images

Listen hard towards the end of the coming week and you’ll hear a long sigh of relief hissing though the air in that quarter of Dublin’s south city cen(...)

Des O’Malley had strident views when it came to assessing Sinn Féin. File photograph: The Irish Times

A senior Sinn Féin TD has said he would not “stand over” any threats made against politicians in the Republic during the Troubles. Speaking in the wa(...)

File image of Des O’Malley at a PD conference in Co Clare. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Des O’Malley had many achievements, and some failures, to his name over a long career, but on the day of his funeral it should be noted that his entir(...)

Des O’Malley and Ann McCabe: ‘Jerry also travelled a bit with Des. They became close and we were all invited out to his house in Corbally.’

Det Garda Jerry McCabe and Det Garda Ben O’Sullivan grew close to Des O’Malley, when they were bodyguards for the politician and his family, when they(...)

With his expulsion from Fianna Fáil and his founding of the Progressive Democrats, Des O’Malley change the landscape of Irish politics. Photograph: Alan Betson

Des O’Malley, who died yesterday aged 82, lived a life of “courage and consequence”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said, while President Michael D Higgins(...)

Des O’Malley: ‘There is a choice of a kind that can only be answered by saying that I stand by the Republic.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Des O’Malley did not just found a new party called the Progressive Democrats. He forced Charles Haughey to abandon Fianna Fail’s core value of refusin(...)

Des O’Malley will be remembered as a fearless defender of the State’s democratic institutions against those who believe that violence can be justified in pursuit of political ends. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Des O’Malley was one of the most significant political figures in Ireland in the final decades of the 20th century. He played an important role in gov(...)

Des O’Malley with Mary Harney. Photograph: Pat Langan

Des O’Malley has been described as a “giant of politics” and mould-breaking leader who the State owes a “significant debt of gratitude”. Mr O’Malley,(...)

Des O’Malley six days before he was expelled from Fianna Fáil for conduct unbecoming. He later went on to set up the Progressive Democrats. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin have led the tributes to Des O’Malley, the founder of the Progressive Democrats and former Fi(...)

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