Maurice Hayes

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Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

A 1944 feature about the Curragh Camp’s swimming baths shows soldiers using a ray lamp as part of their keep-fit regimes.

In these days of sun-protection factor 50 and skin-cancer warnings, it’s hard to fathom that “sun-ray therapy”, using artificial ultraviolet light, wa(...)

Maurice Hayes: He had a great love and knowledge of literature, and with a photographic memory could quote his favourite poets and writers

Coming out of midnight Mass in Bryansford on Sunday night, P J McElroy spoke to journalist Dan Keenan about fellow Co Down man Dr Maurice Hayes who di(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

Rev Harold Good walks in front of Dr Maurice Hayes’s coffin as its carried from St Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Amanda Ferguson in Downpatrick Former senator Dr Maurice Hayes has been remembered as “diamond standard” and a “stalwart man of Down” who believed in(...)

Dr Maurice Hayes has passed away aged 90. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has paid tribute to former senator Dr Maurice Hayes, who died on Saturday, aged 90. Dr Hayes was formerly Northern Ireland Omb(...)

Bertie Ahern and Michael McDowell: their Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats coalition was in office when the Morris tribunal reported in 2005. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The last time the Garda Síochána was in the kind of trouble it is in now, Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats were in office. Everyone was so s(...)

Can they all be wrong? Maurice Hayes, Denis Bradley, Nuala O’Loan and Mary Ellen Ring – prominent people with close links to police reform, the first (...)

Dr Maurice Hayes said the Garda Inspectorate’s 2015 report “Changing Policing in Ireland” had not yet been acted upon.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A former member of the Patten Commission on policing reform in Northern Ireland has questioned the need for the “root-and-branch” review of An Garda S(...)

Chris Patten: his report said the RUC should not be disbanded but should be renamed. It proposed a new badge, and that the British union flag should no longer be flown over police buildings

If the Patten Commission was able to reform policing in a bitterly divided society in Northern Ireland – as it did – then there is no reason why simil(...)

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