John Bruton

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Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

File image of Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Playwright, screenwriter, producer and actor  Brendan Connellan is living in San Francisco, but he left his heart in New York, he says

“There’s not much point getting to know you,” she said, “you’ll be disappearing off home like the rest of them.” She wasn’t wrong. You put in all that(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government’s proposed referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment will be divisive but sometimes division is necessary in order to protect basic (...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin are doing themselves and their supporters a major disservice by refusing to take their seats in Westminster at a time when the nationalist p(...)

Former taoiseach  John Bruton said many older people in Europe do not realise that their pensions are dependent on young people, many of whom will have to be immigrants. Photograph: The Irish Times

The European Union should ease the pressure on its Brexit negotiations with the UK by lengthening the exit period from two to six years, according to (...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton is to address Ireland’s changing relationship with the UK post-Brexit when he delivers the Daniel O’Connell Lecture at the Daniel O’Connell Summer School. File photograph: Daniel Barry/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell spent much of his life redefining Ireland’s relationship with Britain, and this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School will provide a (...)

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