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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(...)

 Racing continues in front of the old stand at the Curragh as it’s demolished. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

 Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh has rejected criticism of the Curragh’s temporary facilities during last weekend’s Guineas(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar at the launch of his policy document in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At the age of 12, in 1969, I accompanied my parents to the retirement dinner for John A Costello, as my father Garret had, that summer, succeeded him (...)

File photograph of Cork city, view towards docks and port across river Lee. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group campaigning to maintain access to the River Lee have unveiled plans for a €135 million tidal barrier which they say will remove the need for b(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Elm Park, Dublin, was officially opened on November 27th, 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On November 27th, 1970, from the opening of the new St Vincent’s hospital at Elm Park in south Dublin, this newspaper reported that the then Catholic (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny who moves past John A  Costello to become longest-serving Fine Gael taoiseach on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny matched the record of John A Costello on Wednesday by reaching his 2,233th day as Taoiseach, having been first elected on March 9th, 2011, (...)

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