Jack Lynch

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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(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator in Cork Harbour

The road network serving the site of a proposed €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour has more than adequate capacity to cater for t(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator in Cork Harbour

The proposal to build an €160 million waste incinerator in Cork Harbour could pose serious problems in terms of transporting residue ash from the fac(...)

 Marta Turalska from Newcastle West,  Limerick, holds her winning picture, My Grandma With Grape,  in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Limerick student’s portrait of her grape-eating granny was on Tuesday announced as the winner of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2016. The (...)

Ireland has always had an issue with separation. It took us 700 years to separate from Britain, a separation which dragged on until 1949 in which we f(...)

‘Gobshite’ –  a rank earned usually by many years of outstanding achievement in annoying people, but sometimes awarded on the basis of a single egregious misdemeanour

Among the many causes for national pride in recent days, not the least – I thought – was hearing the word “eejit” on Tuesday night’s Sky TV News. (...)

Crossmaglen Rangers’ and Armagh’s Joe Kernan plays a major role in the club’s story. Photograph: Eric Luke

The most extraordinary aspect of the Crossmaglen Rangers story, as so compellingly told in the recent BBC Northern Ireland documentary by Natalie Mayn(...)

Brian Cowen served as taoiseach from May 2008 to March 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Department of the Taoiseach has yet to give the go-ahead for an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen, almost five years after he left(...)

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