Ashford Castle sits on 365 acres overlooking Lough Corrib. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

As I pull up at the door of Ashford Castle and eyeball the beaming man in the racing green top hat and tails making his way towards my car, I marvel a(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)