Jack Lynch

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In the shaping of modern Ireland, no one has played a more important role than TK Whitaker. In celebrating his 100th birthday today, he has lived to s(...)

Long live the king?  Bertie Ahern is to be invited to rejoin Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

June 1977 Bertie Ahern, a 25- year-old accounts clerk at the Mater hospital in Dublin, stands for Fianna Fáil in the three-seat constituency of Dub(...)

Catríona Crowe, the former head of special projects at the National Archive, has referred to “our depressing history of archival self-destruction”. Picture: RTÉ

On the occasion of her recent retirement from the National Archives of Ireland after a 42-year career, renowned archivist Catríona Crowe bade farewell(...)

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(...)

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