Liam Cosgrave

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Dr Tiede Herrema at the Special Collections Library at the University of Limerick in October 2005,  when he presented his papers to the library. File photograph: David Sleator

Tiede Herrema, the Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA in 1975, has died aged 99. Dr Herrema died after a long illness on Friday, the day after (...)

Paddy O’Mahony (100) from Cullen,  Cork will be voting in his 23rd general election. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Paddy O’Mahony from Cullen, north Cork is 100 years old and preparing to vote in a general election for the 23rd time. Born on Christmas Day, 1919 in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  says he will consider the timing of the election over the Christmas break. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leo Varadkar will stop being the shortest-serving Taoiseach on Christmas Day when he will leapfrog John Bruton’s 924 days in office to become Fine Gae(...)

An excavation of the land formerly owned by Liam Cosgrave revealed the partial remains of 83 bodies.

A Fianna Fáil TD is among a number of objectors to plans to demolish the south Dublin home of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to make way for a large h(...)

An Post has been given planning permission to hang two large banners outside the GPO.

An Post has been given planning permission to hang two large banners outside the GPO in a bid to arrest a decline in visitor numbers to its flagship 1(...)

An excavation project on the 16-acre site identified a ring-fort settlement likely from the medieval period.

An archaeological dig at land previously owned by former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave has uncovered an extensive medieval burial ground of more than 80 bod(...)

Minister for Culture and Heritage Josepha Madigan said there was “no basis” for making the site subject to legal protection under the National Monuments Acts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An early medieval settlement with extensive burial grounds discovered on lands formerly owned by the late taoiseach Liam Cosgrave is “quite common” Mi(...)

Áras an Uachtaráin: When Mary Robinson arrived in the park, the tone and meaning of the presidency seemed to change. Photograph: Frank Miller

Here are a few things the President of Ireland cannot do: the President can’t promote business or end corruption or keep immigrants out. The President(...)

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(...)

September 1979: Pope John Paul II signs the visitors' book at  Áras an Uachtaráin as the president, Dr Patrick Hillery, looks on.

A different Pope, John Paul II, flew in on an Aer Lingus plane to a different Ireland for the papal visit at the end of September 1979. It lasted thr(...)

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