Joe Burke

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Paddy Fahey: Modesty prevented   him from going into a studio as he didn’t want to appear “swell-headed” to his neighbours.

Born: August 1916 Died: May 31st, 2019 Irish traditional music lost one of its finest composers and players in the passing of Paddy Fahey at the ag(...)

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(...)

George Redmond in 2012. The tribunal paid €419,000 in legal fees to the recently deceased former planning official. File photograph: Collins Courts

The planning tribunal has generated almost €23 million in third-party legal fees over the past decade, including €8 million in the last two years, new(...)

The State’s beef exports to the US were worth just €194,000 for the first six months of 2015. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish beef exports to the US were worth just €194,000 for the first six months of 2015, well short of the Government’s €100 million target by the end (...)

St Luke’s in Drumcondra, Dublin,  the constituency office of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Fianna Fáil has finalised a deal to sell  St Luke’s for almost €180,000 above the asking price. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has finalised a deal to sell former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s former constituency base of St Luke’s for almost €180,000 above the asking pr(...)

The building and the cost of operating it were a major element of the investigations of the Mahon Tribunal in 2008

It is an unassuming, detached redbrick on Lower Drumcondra Road in Dublin 9, but was once the most controversial property in Ireland. St Luke’s, the p(...)

Simon Coveney’s suggestion that the US market could take up to 20,000 tonnes of Irish beef in 2015, worth up to €100 million, and “go way beyond that”, is considered by many as too optimistic

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has overstated the importance of Ireland’s re-entry into the US beef market, according to senior industry sourc(...)

The IFA says cattle prices have fallen €200-€400 per head since this time last year

The current difficulties in the beef industry have led to the biggest crisis to ever face livestock farmers, IFA president Eddie Downey has said.He s(...)