Joe Joyce

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John O’Leary (left),  a Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South from 1966 to 1997 and a minister of state from 1977 to 1979, with Charles Haughey. Mr O’Leary says in his memoirs that Haughey could be vindictive and many of his supporters were thugs. Photograph: On The Doorsteps, Memoirs of a long-serving TD.

Former taoiseach Charles Haughey could be vindictive and many of his supporters were thugs, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state has claimed in his (...)

Aidan Gillen as Charlie Haughey in RTÉ’s three-part drama series Charlie: “I was trying to find a middle ground where his look and sound could meet what I was capable of without being ridiculous or distracting.”

A living imitation of Charles J Haughey is looking at a monitor, near a two-bar heater. “That’s some make-up,” I say. “Make-up?” says the actor(...)

Party faithful: A jubilant Charles Haughey at a Fianna Fáil Ardfheis

  A VOLCANIC TEMPER By Stephen Collins   In the spring of 1982, I was a junior reporter with The Evening Press newspaper when(...)

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Censorship is not censorship if it comes from the left. This is the message which many will read into the letter from five Labour TDs, which we publis(...)

Joe Joyce: “I recently came across an editorial in The Irish Times in 1902 worrying, in part, that there were more would-be writers than book readers”

Joe Joyce is the author of four thrillers, two of them spy novels, Echoland and Echobeat, set in Dublin during the second World War. He has written(...)

Katie Taylor (red) and Caroline Veyre in action at The Mansion House on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Katie Taylor secured yet another victory on Friday night. The current Olympic and World champion beat Canada’s Caroline Veyre on a unanimous de(...)

 Author Joe Joyce (left) whose book Echoland , was launched by Conor Brady, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Joe Joyce, whose new novel was launched in Dublin last night, recalled that Charles Haughey had branded him a fiction writer when he was writing about(...)

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