John Bruton

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 Former minister for housing  Eoghan Murphy in 2019. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A sudden resignation by a sitting TD from the Dáil is a rare event. You could count the number who have stepped down in the past 20 years on the fing(...)

Vincent Brady: in both his political and business life, he showed that strength of character and perseverance can overcome all obstacles

Former Fianna Fail minister and businessman Vincent Brady, who died on October 6th, 2020, was a quietly spoken man, always courteous, non-confrontatio(...)

Taoiseach John Bruton and British prime minister John Major at Downing Street on November 28th, 1995. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/Pool/Reuters

Former British prime minister John Major was “reluctant” to talk to then taoiseach John Bruton on the phone because their private conversations were a(...)

Irish emigrants embarking for America at Waterloo Docks, Liverpool, in 1850. Photograph: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images

The extent of British government discomfort at commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine is revealed in previously confidential files re(...)

Taoiseach John Bruton speaks at a Fine Gael dinner in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, in April 1997. File photograph: David Sleator

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) voiced its “pleasure” in March 1997 at the tone of recent speeches made by taoiseach John Bruton, this year’s newly (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, had their dinner in Brussels last night as talks drag on. Photograph: Aaron Chown

Deal or No-Deal The way things are going in Brexit negotiations it would be no great surprise to see Noel Edmonds rock up to 10 Downing Street on Sun(...)

Séamus Woulfe: While the Government maintains his appointment was never a done deal,  comments from former office holders maintain this is “not credible”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Imagine, within days of taking up a new job at the head of a busy bureaucracy, you are given a list of more than 50 names and told to choose one to be(...)

The late Tom O’Donnell with his wife Helen. Photograph: Jack McManus/ The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael Minister and MEP Tom O’Donnell has died aged 94. Mr O’Donnell died suddenly and peacefully on Thursday at his residence at Ballyshe(...)

During his time in Brussels, Phil Hogan used his well-honed political skills to develop important contacts with a range of individuals that further enhanced his reputation as a smart political operator. File photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Given the heights to which Phil Hogan has soared in Irish and EU politics over a lengthy and sometimes colourful career, it was inevitable that any fa(...)

The €14.3 billion deposited by Apple in 2018 could remain locked up in loss-making investments for another three years if the  European commission appeals last week’s decision

Two US public service pension funds are seeking a class action against Perrigo, claiming it harmed investors by allegedly failing to disclose its liab(...)

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