Gerard Collins

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Stát Rúnaí an Tuaiscirt, Douglas Hurd. Grianghraf: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

FOCLÓIR: cinneadh - decision, forálacha - provisions (of an Act) , comhad - file, rúnda - secret, neamhbhalbh - blunt, naíolann - nursery, ásc - insta(...)

Martin Reilly scores a penalty for Cavan. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Cavan 1-14 Down 1-13 Cavan advanced to their second Ulster final in a row when they came from 10 points down to defeat Down by a single point in an e(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

John O’Leary: believed that Charles Haughey was aware of the tapping of journalists’ phones in the early 1980s.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

John O’Leary, who has died aged 82, was a former Fianna Fáil TD for the Kerry South constituency and minister of state at the Department of the Enviro(...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan is likely to play a sweeping role to provide cover for the defence given the quality of the opposition attack. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This has been the most topsy-turvy division in the league with just two points separating the top four and the county that led in the early stages, We(...)

Mary Lou McDonald last December made comments using Dáil privilege to link six named politicians to offshore Ansbacher accounts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former politicians named as alleged Ansbacher account holders by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald have made formal complaints to the Oireach(...)

Ray MacSharry is one of five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders. All five have rejected the claims.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil finance minister Ray MacSharry’s lawyers have written to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) seeking the so-called Ansbacher dossie(...)

Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily after giving evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts on Revenue’s Ansbacher inverstgations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of using the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for political ends. H(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald defended her decision to name a number of individuals whose names appear in the whistleblower dossier handed to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has called for a judicial inquiry into the allegations made against former senior political figures in a (...)

Gerard Collins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gerard CollinsGerard Collins won a Dáil seat in Limerick West for Fianna Fáil after the death of his father, a TD, in 1967, and went on to become a lo(...)

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