People gather to pay their respects at the removal of Bobby Molloy at his home, St Mary’s, at Rockbarton Road in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and former Tánaiste Mary Harney were among hundreds of people who paid sympathies to the family of former(...)

Former minister for health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“I remind Senator Reilly that what happens in the bar remains in the bar.” Words guaranteed to grab attention on a slow day around Leinster House. W(...)

The expert group’s chair, former EU commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, said the issue needed to be urgently tackled for social, economic and equality reasons.  File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Third-level institutions risk funding being withheld if they fail to introduce mandatory gender quotas to increase the number of women in senior posit(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington: “This case was never just about me.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Are women in academia about to get a fair crack of the whip? Today, a national review of gender equality in Ireland’s third-level institutions, chair(...)

Third-level institutions will be required to ensure more women are promoted to senior academic posts as part of a major report on gender equality to (...)

 Independent TD Denis Naughten, who left Fine Gael over Roscommon hospital issue, is now Minister for   Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources in Fine Gael-led Government.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Denis Naughten is a hereditary politician. But like many of that ilk, his expectations and abilities have been at least as formidable as those of his (...)

Annie McCarrick: American student was last seen in Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, on March 26th, 1993.

The mother of missing American woman Annie McCarrick has said she has given up hope ever seeing her daughter again, but that her “greatest wish” was (...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Nioclás Ó Conchúbhair: ‘The word I am hearing is that we did better than expected, and why would we blow that now?’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There are few in Connemara who can define realpolitik better than former Fianna Fáil senator Nioclás Ó Conchúbhair. Ó Conchúbhair was appointed to (...)

Ruairi Quinn: “Ireland is a very conservative country. There are only two countries of the 28 EU member states that have never had a Labour-led, or even majority Labour government: Latvia and Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a poignancy about the rows of black-and-white photographs of Labour TDs that line the long corridor leading to Ruairí Quinn’s Leinster House (...)

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