John Healy

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The funeral of Micheál Roarty  in Dunlewey,  Co  Donegal. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

A pair of bollards lit up green marked the entrance to Gortahork on Wednesday evening. “Slow. Wake Ahead,” laminated signs read. Big men in hi-vis ja(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside Downing Street. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Allstate Northern Ireland managing director John Healy’s remarks on Brexit eerily echo a warning in early 2016 from then president of the Confederatio(...)

John Healy, MD Allstate NI. Photograph: PressEye/Andrew Paton

Northern Ireland’s business community is not prepared for a no-deal Brexit, the managing director of one of its biggest US investors has warned. John(...)

Karen Bradley speaks during a press conference at the Grand Central Hotel after meeting  business leaders to discuss the draft Brexit deal.  Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has called on politicians to apply “cool heads” and support the draft Brexit deal in the UK’s “national interest”. M(...)

Tom O’Higgins (top left) hailed from a venerable Fine Gael dynasty and ran an American-style campaign while Seán Lemass was pivotal in reminding voters of Dev’s patriotic credentials. Photographs: The Irish Times

Politics students might be astonished to learn that Éamon de Valera was re-elected for a second seven-year term as Uachtaráin na hÉireann in 1966 with(...)

John Healy

John Healy, general manager at Suesey Street and No 25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin After I had my heart transplant, I knew I needed a big life change t(...)

Hatha yoga: aims to balance two energies through postures and breathing

After I had my heart transplant, I knew I needed a big life change that wasn’t just physical. A friend introduced me to yoga in February 2011, and it (...)

Portrait of Seán Lemass in Leinster House.

Harold MacMillan and the United Kingdom’s EEC membership “I do not think that either MacMillan or any member of the British government ever fully und(...)

Then Minister for Health Charles Haughey with ‘Irish Times’ columnist John Healy, right, in November 1978 at the launch of ‘Nineteen Acres’, Healy’s new book, published by Kenny’s of Galway. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Watching the Claire Byrne Live debate on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment this week, it was hard not to despair of the possibility of a civil public(...)

“Leo Varadkar comes from a generation that places an enormous premium on being connected and being in touch, that is locked in the feedback loop of approval.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

John Concannon, head of the Government’s now notorious Strategic Communications Unit (SCU), is not Josef Goebbels. The SCU is not, as one might think (...)

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