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Former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey, who has died aged 91. Photograph: Irish Examiner

The death has taken place of former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey, who held a Dáil seat for the party in two different constituencies. Fianna Fáil lead(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

The decision by Bord Pleanála last July to grant planning permission for the upgrade of the N28 from Ringaskiddy to the Bloomfield Junction on the N40 South Ring Road was controversial.

A judicial review sought by a group representing 10,000 Cork residents against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for a €220 mil(...)

'All I can smell is cigors and the strong after-hum of the six fingers of Hennessy XO that he had for breakfast.'

We meet in the main cor pork of UCD. The old man looks a complete state in his lucky Cole Haan camel hair coat and his ridiculous hat. He takes a deep(...)

The emergency services were alerted and paramedics attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene

An 81-year-old man has been killed in Co Cork while he was driving with his wife on Wednesday afternoon. The man, who was from the Ballincollig area,(...)

Pictured is the Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh.

The extent to which the Army was unprepared for the outbreak of the Troubles in Northern Ireland has been revealed in a recent book by a former office(...)

September 1979: Pope John Paul II signs the visitors' book at  Áras an Uachtaráin as the president, Dr Patrick Hillery, looks on.

A different Pope, John Paul II, flew in on an Aer Lingus plane to a different Ireland for the papal visit at the end of September 1979. It lasted thr(...)

Pope John Paul II in Ireland in 1979.

Members of the public wrote to then taoiseach Jack Lynch ahead of the visit by Pope John Paul II to Ireland in 1979 expressing concern for his safety (...)

 Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer: dual players like her are consistently facing and making   unnecessary decisions. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The last weekend in camogie and football kind of reminded me of a speech by Michael Healy-Rae in the Dáil. There have been loads of weird, wild, wacky(...)

Seán Lemass: The Lemass tapes will substantially re-shape our knowledge and understanding of Lemass himself, of Fianna Fáil in and out of government, and political history in the four decades after 1932.

Old tapes can throw new light on history. Seán Lemass was a politician who never wrote an autobiography, but he left behind an extraordinary series of(...)

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