Jim Mcdaid

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The late former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte (right) pictured with the late former Ulster Defence Association (UDA) leader Glen Barr at the Island of Ireland Peace in Mesen, Flanders. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The successful campaign by former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte to honour the memory of Irish soldiers who died in the first World War was described as “hi(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

Dean Gardiner has Martin Keenan on the ropes during their box-off at the National Stadium. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

At an almost empty National Stadium on Wednesday night, in a box-off publicly announced just hours beforehand, Dean Gardiner beat Martin Keenan on a 4(...)

Donal Reid after Donegal’s famous victory over Dublin in the 1992 All-Ireland final.  Photograph: Inpho

Twenty-five years later, Donal Reid knows who hit him even if he still struggles to understand what hit him: what it was that summoned the casual male(...)

Jim McDaid, of Melville Cove, Meakstown, alleged in his claim that the gunman with the weapon to his head had appeared anxious, out of control and ’trigger happy’. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man with a gun to his head who was told “don’t be a hero” during an armed raid,on Tuesday settled his damages claim against a Dublin bookie. Jim Mc(...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

In total, the HSE paid about €2.5 billion to contractors – doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists – in 2011, representing about 20 per cent of its total spend. Fee cuts have seen reductions in payments for many professionals but this has been ameliorated by a rise in the number of people qualifying for medical cards.

A Dublin family doctor has earned more than €700,000 from the HSE for treating patients subsidised by the State under the medi(...)