Eamon Gilmore

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Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Arts Council agreed to support an event organised by former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan despite warnings that such a move would not be “p(...)

TV3 Six Nations Rugby presenter Joe Molloy: “You’d be clinically insane not to be nervous.”  Dara Mac Donaill

Joe Molloy was having a drink with a friend recently when they got to talking about the enormity – in all senses of the word – of his impending gig as(...)

Gerry Adams  delivers his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gerry Adams has no intention of playing the role of the puppeteer during his retirement, or so he tells us. After 34 years at the helm of Sinn Féin, (...)

Eamon Gilmore, who was minister for foreign affairs from 2011 to 2014: “In something like this you have to be pretty well focused singularly on it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A general election during Brexit talks about the future of the Border would deeply damage Ireland’s negotiating position, former ministers for foreign(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, heir presumptive to Gerry Adams’s crown as Sinn Féin leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams that he is to step down from the position in the coming months marks the second major generational ch(...)

The EU Division has returned to Iveagh House and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is one of the most powerful people in the Cabinet.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You’re unlikely to find anyone in Iveagh House, the Dublin headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, who thinks Brexit is a good idea. Yet Br(...)

You would think – or hope – that our political leaders, the public representatives who make many of the decisions affecting our lives, would have at l(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

 Enda Kenny  with first-year students Seán Reynolds and Ellen Healy at NUI Galway where he received an honorary doctorate in laws. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Do you like my cap?” beamed Enda Kenny as he stepped out on to NUI Galway’s quadrangle in university robes. Unrelenting Atlantic rain had cleared, a(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

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