Mark Killilea

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Flowers at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has been criticised for casting a slur on people in Tuam through her accusation that there were persons who kn(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey, who has died aged 91. Photograph: Irish Examiner

The death has taken place of former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey, who held a Dáil seat for the party in two different constituencies. Fianna Fáil lead(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and former taoiseach Brian Cowen greet one another at the funeral of Mark Killilea in Belclare, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Former minister Mark Killilea was a “great people person” who “understood that to get things done you had to cross divides”, Fianna Fáil leader Micheá(...)

Mickey Harte: his  views are clearly deeply-held. But they are his views – not the GAA’s – and he has a responsibility to make that clear. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

It was probably inevitable that the GAA was going to get tangled up in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment somewhere along the way. The associat(...)

Candidates for the Fine Gael leadership Minister for Housing Simon Coveney  and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) changed the header on its website hom(...)

Dr John Waldron played a crucial role in the campaign to establish a family planning clinic in Galway in the late 1970s. File photograph: Johnny Ryan Photography

Tributes have been paid to north Galway doctor and horse breeder John Waldron, who died in a road crash in Co Tipperary at the weekend. Dr Waldron, w(...)

Most of our partners in the European Union succumbed to strong men of the right or the dictatorship of the proletariat at some stage over the past century. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

The drama surrounding the counting of votes today in 40 constituencies around the State is a testament to the endurance of Irish democracy for almost (...)

The remains of PJ Mara are carried to his final resting place at Mount Cross Cemetery, Kinvara, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

To the strains of Lord Lovat’s Lament, lone piper Chris O’Brien led Fianna Fáil strategist PJ Mara to his final resting place in south Galway’s Kinvar(...)

Fishermen have long blamed seals for reducing species that are fished commercially in Irish waters. Photograph: The Irish Times

Seals, often blamed by fishermen for depleting whitefish stocks, are innocent of the charge, but they are partial to a bit of salmon, according to (...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)