Jack Lynch

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WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Cork’s Rena Buckley lifting the  O’Duffy Cup. There are certain things in life like taxes and death, but you can add  Buckley winning an All-Ireland medal to that list.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Andrea Pirlo reflected in his book I Think Therefore I Play about the infamous Liverpool comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final,(...)

Cork captain Rena Buckley greets supporters on the South Mall as the All-Ireland camogie champions return to the city. Photograph: Provision

Hundreds of supporters thronged Cork’s South Mall on Monday night to welcome home the camogie team who clinched a record 27th All-Ireland in dramatic (...)

After defeat in the 1973 election, Lynch adopted a hands off approach to leading the opposition, which, to his critics, was born of an intellectual laziness.

“Who, in the name of God, is that?” That was the question posed by Jack Lynch 40 years ago when the new Fianna Fáil TD from Castlebar, Pádraig Flynn,(...)

William O’Brien: He was a former director of Murphy’s brewery in Cork and was partly responsible for convincing Heineken to take it over

Willie O’Brien, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful crane- and plant-hire companies. A lifelong support(...)

Des Hanafin: “His strong views were coupled with a tolerant and non-judgmental approach to individuals.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

In John Hanafin’s eulogy for his father, the former senator Des Hanafin, he mentioned that he had died on St Thomas More’s feast day, his father’s gre(...)

Des Hanafin: as a Fianna Fáil senator he was a strong supporter of the eighth amendment to the Constitution banning abortion.

Des Hanafin was a relatively obscure politician but he had more impact on Irish life than many of the prominent politicians of his era. He was the po(...)

Anti-abortion demonstration: Then senator Des Hanafin with anti-abortion demonstrators outside the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Former Fianna Fáil politician Des Hanafin who has died aged 86 had a profound influence on the shape of Ireland in the 1980s even though he never held(...)

“Sir, - We are the two Young Fine Gael delegates who sucessfully proposed the new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. We feel shocked, appall(...)

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