John Bruton

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Former taoiseach John Bruton said he did not believe that in two years time Britain would be outside the EU. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former taoiseach John Bruton has warned that Brexit poses the biggest threat to the State’s food industry since the economic war in the 1930s. Mr Bru(...)

Enda Kenny: Given that   Brexit  will take two years – and probably far longer – it would make sense for the Taoiseach  to sign off on the negotiating strategy before handing it on to his successor. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael appears to have pulled back from the brink of a destructive internal battle that had the capacity to tear it apart, bring down the Governmen(...)

 Brendan McGahon:  November 22nd, 1936-February 9th, 2017. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Brendan McGahon
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  • February 11, 2017, 06:05

Brendan McGahon was one of the most colourful and outspoken TDs of recent decades but he was also a man of enormous courage who risked his safety and (...)

Brian Cowen resigned as Fianna Fáil leader in January 2011, but remained as taoiseach until the Fine Gael-Labour coalition came to power in March of that year

The Department of the Taoiseach is to seek to commission an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen in the coming weeks. The Irish Times h(...)

Mountjoy Prison: was down daily about 30-40 posts.  Photograph: David Sleator

A request by minister for justice Alan Dukes to increase the number of staff in the State’s prisons by 352 to help alleviate a worsening overcrowding (...)

The statue of Queen Victoria outside the Queen Victoria building in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A government decision to transport a massive statue of Queen Victoria to Australia 30 years ago was vigorously opposed by the then minister for financ(...)

John Bruton, seen here with taoiseach  Garret FitzGerald, warned of “serious emerging excesses”. Photograph: Pat Langan

Minister for finance John Bruton wrote to ministers in May ordering them to confirm their plans to deal with the expected shortfall in tax revenue. (...)

Dunnes Stores strikers picket outside the store on Henry Street Dublin. The strike began in 1984 and lasted almost three years. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A register of sports people and entertainers who travelled to South Africa, published in 1986 by the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, included(...)

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(...)

Pope Francis with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala during a private audience at the Vatican. Photograph: EPA

Pope Francis may include a visit to Northern Ireland as part of a trip to Ireland in August 2018, it emerged on Monday following a meeting in Rome bet(...)

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