Gerry Collins

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Labour  leader Brendan Howlin: turns out his predecessor Pat Rabbitte supports the Government’s national broadband plan. Checkmate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perfidious Pat. Et tu, Rabbitte? How is a Labour leader supposed to vehemently oppose the Government’s broadband project when the silken words of an(...)

Patrick Mayhew. Photograph: Frank Miller

Among the most controversial politicians of 1988 was then British attorney general Patrick Mayhew. On January 20th that year, Irish diplomat Richard R(...)

An RUC police officer in riot gear  during rioting by loyalists in Belfast. The Irish government said the RUC must not be allowed to “descend to the level and methods of the terrorists”. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

Senior police chiefs in Northern Ireland during the 1980s said there was no law “against telling lies” when pressed about the suspected cover-up of an(...)

Protesters at the Spire, Dublin, calling for an end to victim-blaming in the courts in response to a barrister’s comment about a 17-year-old woman’s underwear during a rape trial. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Penneys has a special on Open To Meeting Someone underwear. They don’t call them that, of course. They don’t call them Rape Me thongs, or Asking For I(...)

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Great Outdoors, Dublin’s leading supplier of outdoor clothing and equipment, is to relocate from Chatham Street to South Great George’s Street, where (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Who is Alice Collins Plebuch? A DNA test revealed that she is half Jewish and has Middle Eastern and Eastern European blood rather than being of only Irish descent. Photograph: Yana Paskova for The Washington Post/Getty Images

Alice Collins Plebuch, a retired IT manager from Vancouver in Washington State, thought she was of Irish ancestry, on both her mother’s and her father(...)

March 1990: West German chancellor Helmut Kohl, left, with  French president François Mitterand and the taoiseach, Charles Haughey,  at the EU summit in Dublin

Helmut Kohl never forgot the role taoiseach Charles Haughey played in helping to smooth the path of German unity during the Irish presidency of the Eu(...)

Noel Gaughan was a non-smoker and a non-drinker but occasionally came off his medication which affected his health, the court heard.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The decomposed remains of a man were discovered at a Dublin property after a gardener notified the landlord, an inquest heard on Tuesday. The landlo(...)

Margaret Thatcher complained that the “behaviour of the Irish authorities in the Ryan case sapped confidence in their willingness to combat terrorism in the spirit of the Anglo-Irish Agreement and made that Agreement appear to many as a hollow sham.” Photograph: PA Wire

The Irish authorities’ “total inability to act in a timely fashion” when it came to handing over to the UK those allegedly involved in terrorist activ(...)

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