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Seán Haughey TD with his laptop showing the website the former taoiseach's family has created – charlesjhaughey.ie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil leaders have had different interests in the years after power, but Charles Haughey’s unknown poetic side has remained a secret. A (...)

A priest checked church CCTV footage and saw a man using a hooked piece of wire to remove envelopes containing cash from a collection box. File photograph: Clive Gee/PA Wire.

Gardaí have arrested a man for questioning about a series of thefts from churches in east Co Cork which involved thousands of euro in cash being (...)

Ulster unionist leader Brian Faulkner with taoiseach Liam Cosgrove during tripartite talks on the future of Ireland at Sunningdale,  December 6th, 1973. Photograph:  Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A secret legal committee set up by the 1973 coalition government produced draft amendments to remove the State’s territorial claims to the island of I(...)

Champagne Football is a book to enjoy now but also to look forward to rereading again in a decade, just to see how stranger than fiction it all was. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Best Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Penguin, €12.99) We’re a mad little country at the back of it all. Where else (...)

‘When a Covid-19 vaccine emerges, the mother of all marketing and reassurance jobs will be required.’ File photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

In the winter of 1967 as foot and mouth disease ravaged animal herds in the border region of Wales and England, Ireland trembled in fear. To keep out(...)

Defrocked Irish priest Cornelius Horan attacks  Vanderlei Lima of Brazil in the latter stages of the marathon during the 2004 Athens Olympics. Photograph: Jiro Mochizuki/AFP via Getty Images

Peaceful protest or reckless sabotage, overtly politically motivated or religious in the extreme, several Irish competitors and at least one spectator(...)

 Nora Owens, grandniece of Michael Collins, with her husband Brian in 1997. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

A descendant of Michael Collins has welcomed the announcement by Taoiseach, Micheál Martin that he is to hang a portrait of the Free State leader in h(...)

The Michael Collins portrait hanging in former taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s office last week. Photograph: Leo Varadkar/Twitter

New Taoiseach, Micheál Martin has asked his predecessor, Leo Varadkar to put back a portrait of Michael Collins in the Taoiseach’s office to hang besi(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin with his wife Mary, after he arrrived home in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

They may not have been gathering tar barrels as they did in Blackpool when Jack Lynch returned in triumph after his landslide 1977 general election wi(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

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