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Michael Conlon was chairman of Bord Gáis for 12 years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Warm tributes have been paid to former Bord Gáis chairman and Cork county manager Michael Conlon with both business leaders and local government figur(...)

The decision by Britain to leave the EU has thrown up enormous challenges for Ireland. Of all EU member states Ireland is the country most economically exposed to Britain’s imminent departure. Photograph: Walter Zerla/Getty Images

On January 22nd, 1972, the then Irish taoiseach Jack Lynch and British prime minister Edward Heath stood side by side in the grand surroundings of the(...)

Blackrock Business Park is  4km south of Cork city centre with convenient access to the South Ring Road network and the Jack Lynch Tunnel

Lisney is seeking €11.2 million for a substantial office investment at Blackrock Business Park in Cork’s southern suburb of Mahon, along with land to (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan before the announcement of  Budget 2015. Photograph: The Irish Times

The budgets of the early 1970s when Ireland was in recession were best captured by RTE’s brilliant satire Hall’s Pictorial Weekly. Eamon Morrissey di(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

Bobby Molloy, who has died age 80, was a long serving cabinet Minister and a founder of the Progressive Democrats who was a TD for almost four decades.

Bobby Molloy, who has died age 80, was a long serving cabinet Minister and a founder of the Progressive Democrats who was a TD for almost four decades(...)

Bobby Molloy photographed in 2000 at a press briefing regarding the deregulation of the taxi industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Bobby Molloy, who has died aged 80, experienced more ups and downs in politics than probably any other politician of his generation. His political c(...)

Paddy Lalor (standing, far left) with the 1969 cabinet led by taoiseach Jack Lynch.  Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD, Minister and MEP Paddy Lalor of Co Laois has died aged 90. The former Laois hurler was an elected representative for Laois/Off(...)

Diarmaid Ferriter: “The wheel has turned over the decades in relation to Anglo-Irish relations and how joint involvement in the EU transformed perspectives.” Photographs: The Irish Times

During the week, the Merriman Summer School in Ennis was timely in examining the theme of “our gallant allies in Europe”. It offered a chance to refle(...)

Taoiseach Jack Lynch had been more than happy to host Ali in his office at Leinster House; indeed, judging by contemporary reports, the atmosphere was positively giddy. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

Following the death of Muhammad Ali there was no shortage of lists of memorable quotes from him and about him. There was one quote that did not make(...)

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