Frank Connolly

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President Michael D Higgins with former ministers, Brendan Daly, Donie Cassidy, Michael Mulcahy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

For John Mulcahy, journalism and publishing was not just a job or a career, it was his passion, his memorial Mass heard on Thursday. Though ill for (...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

Joe Kennedy, the wealthy father to a US president, famously sold his shares before the 1929 Wall Street Crash after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tip(...)

 Frank Cushnahan: According to Frank Connolly’s book, Chinese investors secretly approached by Mr Cushnahan were prepared to pay £1 billion for some of Nama’s loans.

Chinese investors secretly approached by former National Asset Management Agency adviser Frank Cushnahan were prepared to pay £1 billion for some of t(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Mr Justice Feargus Flood: he was unable to help the tribunal in its response to pleadings made by Mr Muphy because of his state of health. Photograph:  Peter Thursfield

The former chairman of the Planning Tribunal, Mr Justice Feargus Flood, conducted “all the work” which was complained of in the proceedings taken by b(...)

James Gogarty. Joseph Murphy jnr said that from the beginning the tribunal sought to “cosset” Mr Gogarty

New material given last year to Joseph Murphy jnr by the Planning Tribunal shows a “pattern of non-disclosure that can only have been conscious and de(...)

Joseph Murphy  Jnr: Mr Murphy also wants formal court orders quashing findings of corruption made against him by the tribunal rather than, as the tribunal proposes, having those findings deleted from its report on its website. Photograph: Courtpix

Businessman Joseph Murphy jnr has brought a legal action against the planning tribunal and State claiming damages over alleged misfeasance in public (...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at at Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The modern era and the advent of instant communications has thrown up a number of new political rules, all conceived by another modern phenomen(...)

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