John Burton

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Taoiseach Garret FtizGerald and  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher signing  the Anglo-Irish agreement. “We will have to work with the British and they with us to get out of the present unfortunate situation.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Through years spent operating at the top of Anglo-Irish relations, Irish ex-diplomat Séan Ó hUigínn detected what he sees as a curious gap in British (...)

Adoptionbackrounder

As you read this there are people about to experience what will probably be the greatest shock of their lives. They are about to discover their parent(...)

The appointment by Tánaiste Joan Burton of David Begg to the  role of  chair of the Pension Authority has been criticised.

Tánaiste John Burton has admitted using an exceptional clause in new guidelines to appoint David Begg as chairman of the Pensions Authority. Mr Begg(...)

Enda Kenny: The Taoiseach  said that sometimes the experts don’t always get it right. ‘A lot of older people have great experience of drainage patterns,’ he mused.

A tough day for Enda yesterday. He must have felt crushed when the realisation dawned that he won’t now achieve one of his lifelong ambitions. He onl(...)