Frank Flannery

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‘We need to shine a spotlight on who owns what and where money is really flowing,” British prime minister David Cameron told the 2013 G8 summit in Nor(...)

A file photo from 2008 showing Frank Flannery (right) with the Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Few people have had such an influence on Fine Gael in the last three and a half decades as Frank Flannery. The former rehab chief executive was one(...)

Frank Flannery told The Irish Times a loan from Bank of Ireland Private Banking provided all of the money for the purchase of a house for £615,000 in the Primrose Hill area of north London in 1996. File photograph: Eric Luke

Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has said he cannot explain documents that show a £250,000 deposit in the name of(...)

Corp Richard King of Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa, Renmore Barracks, Galway, salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at the Athenry 1916 Centenary Commemoration on Easter Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The first shots were not fired in the west until Easter Tuesday, but the role played by Galway rebels who held the largest territory outside of Dublin(...)

Perturbed: Enda Kenny during the general-election campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In May 1945 Winston Churchill seemed at the peak of his popularity. The British prime minister had emerged victorious from six years of global war and(...)

Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery made the reasonable point that the central election message of “let’s keep the recovery going” assumes everyone has felt the recovery, something Kenny and Noonan have said has not been the case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. By now, Fine Gael expected to be poised for a final-week rally towards opinion poll percentages in the mid-30s. (...)

David Redmond in action for Oulart: “We have a better team now, a better balanced team than we ever did. And I think a kind of a stubbornness about us too.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He’d been called a coward, a bottler, a loser and possibly even worse. Not directly to his face, although David Redmond would often hear those names (...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny’s party has moved to comply with gender rules. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael has agreed to add four female candidates to its general election ticket to ensure it meets gender quotas. Ennis-based councillor Mary Howar(...)

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