Dick Spring

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Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will be taoiseach first under the arrangement to rotate the office with Fine Gael, the first time such an arrangement has happened in Irish politics. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil will hand over the office of taoiseach to Fine Gael on December 15th, 2022, under the terms of the government deal agreed between the two (...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Attendees record the final sales tally at an event at Alibaba’s headquarters marking Singles Day. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Alibaba Day Alibaba’s annual Singles Day sales extravaganza/mass-scale marketing wheeze remains one of the more intriguing ecommer(...)

Charles goes, 'this Saturday’s match against the world famous All Blacks is, I think, an opportune moment to correct, once and forever, a grave, historical, sporting injustice'.

The old man asks me what I’m doing on Thursday night. He goes, “I’m having a bit of a soirée, Kicker! I’ve booked the famous Stephen’s Green Hibernian(...)

 Ian Paisley and  James Molyneaux in Derry: Molyneaux, a diffident and taciturn figure, was ultimately not able or not willing to hold a direct meeting with Haughey. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Taoiseach Charles Haughey made repeated efforts to set up a meeting with the unionist leader James Molyneaux during 1988 without success. The two mai(...)

Anti-abortion demonstrators outside Leinster House in 1983. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The referendum’s outcome brings to a close a 35-year political war that convulsed Irish politics in a succession of bitter controversies and referendu(...)

The conference will be opened by former tánaiste Dick Spring. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former tánaiste Dick Spring will open an All-Ireland conference for retired and semi-retired people in Tralee, Co Kerry, later this month. Some 700 d(...)

Deputy leader of the Labour Party  Barry Desmond (right) with party leader  Dick Spring, in 1987. Mr Desmond, who represented Dún Laoghaire, recalls being denounced by priests from the altar. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The late Fine Gael taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald was “ politically railroaded’’ by Fianna Fáil’s Charles Haughey into agreeing to the controversial 1(...)

Ian Paisley was reportedly left cowering in a car as he waited for a burger and diet coke outside a  takeaway in Slane, Co Meath. Photograph: PA Wire

Ian Paisley was left cowering in a car as he waited for a burger and diet coke outside a Co Meath takeaway on a rare trip across the Border, 1987 stat(...)

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