Dick Spring

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The association is also seeking nominations for its Laochra Chiarraí award

The Kerry Association in Dublin is seeking nominations for its annual Kerry Person of the Year award. The association, which was formed in 1951, init(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with former Ireland international Brian O’Driscoll and Dick Spring, chairman of Ireland’s RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board, at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the third-largest global sporting event, was launched on Tuesday with determination and focus, polish(...)

Polling in the 1983 referendum. Garrett Fitzgerald sought to leave abortion law subject to legislation in the Dáil and outside the scope of the Constitution: Pat Langan / The Irish Times

It was in the early 1980s that the pro-life people approached Fianna Fáil asking that they promise an amendment to the Constitution to protect the lif(...)

World Rugby has officially ratified Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup along with those of France and South Africa.

World Rugby has officially ratified Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup along with those of France and South Africa. The Italian Rugby Fede(...)

Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlinsays the new government may not survive more than a few months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour party leader Brendan Howlin says the new government may not survive more than a few months and will not last for more than a year. “It is intr(...)

Former tánaiste, foreign minister and Labour Party leader Dick Spring

UK-based drinks group Quintessential Brands, which last month acquired Dublin Whiskey Company in a €10 million investment, has appointed former tánais(...)

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Dick Spring predicted yesterday “that it’s going to get very ugly”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

From Civil War politics to open war politics – and it’s becoming more uncivil by the day. We moved into some very strange territory yesterday. There i(...)

‘It has been more than a month since the country voted in the general election but the pathway to government formation looks as uncertain as it did when the results first came in.’ File photograph: Aidan Crawley

It has been more than a month since the country voted in the general election but the pathway to government formation looks as uncertain as it did whe(...)

Fianna Fáil continues to insist it will not enter coalition with Fine Gael

The 32nd Dáil convenes today, an event that will see plenty of tradition, celebration and pomp but little in the way of power being passed on or retai(...)

As regards the question of making major appointments, when Mr Reynolds, as caretaker, in 1994, filled two casual vacancies in the Seanad and appointed an Irish consul in Pakistan.Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of the few things, which does seem relatively certain amidst the encircling gloom of uncertainty is that, come Thursday evening, we shall have a c(...)

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