Mary Harney

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A TCD Hist member speaking on the opposition side against the motion 'This House Would Vote for Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States of America'. File photograph: Alan Betson

Much of what passes for debate nowadays is characterised by individuals with scant knowledge of what they are talking about, pouring forth ill-digeste(...)

Independent MPs and former Tory party members, Heidi Allen (left), Anna Soubry (centre) and Sarah Wollaston. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

I have quoted here before the adage from a former boss of mine, the polite version of which goes “sometimes there is so much dirt in the political pip(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

1993: A single, tertiary children’s hospital for Dublin is proposed by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It recommended the centre be built (...)

Fáilte Ireland will take a fresh swing at the lucrative golf tourism market in 2019 as part of preparations to offset the impact of Brexit

The Government is willing to see the Brexit deal re-opened if the United Kingdom wants to stay in a permanent customs union with the EU or allows for (...)

Brindley Healthcare board member: former tánaiste and minister for health Mary Harney.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former tánaiste and minister for health Mary Harney has joined the board of nursing home group Brindley Healthcare. Ms Harney was introduced to Brin(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Mr Howlin says both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are “chameleons” who will change their polices to get into power. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has a policy platform that is more in line with what Labour wants to achieve if it re-enters government than Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Fine(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “I wouldn’t be asked to give my opinion, the decision is between them and the Holy See.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said that he has no role under canon law where disposal of property at the St Vincent’s hospital cam(...)

Constance Cassidy, centre, with a group of current and former female government ministers who gathered at Lissadell House in Sligo in July 2018, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz. Photograph: James Connolly

Frances Fitzgerald, Jan O’Sullivan and Heather Humphreys are members of the exclusive club of 19 women who have served as senior Government Ministers (...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

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