Dr Fitzgerald

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75 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, D4

This is a grand house, in every sense of that word. Tall and elegantly proportioned, it has wide granite steps to the front door and a benign hauteur(...)

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(...)

At an Anglo-Irish Agreement 25th anniversary reception at the Irish embassy London were Michael Lillis, Sean Donlon, Noel Dorr, Tony Brennan(seated), Lord Robert Armstrong, Robert Andrews and David Goodall

Among the most pivotal conversations in the recent history of Anglo-Irish relations came between two relatively obscure officials during a walk along (...)

The Taoiseach, Dr FitzGerald, declared last night that if the Government failed to take tough and unpopular decisions in next Tuesday’s supplementary (...)

Garret FitzGerald helped make Ireland a “psychological insider” within the European Union. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Europe Day was marked yesterday with the inaugural Garret FitzGerald Memorial Lecture, when the former taoiseach was praised for making his gre(...)