Paddy Hillery

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Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar at the launch of his policy document in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At the age of 12, in 1969, I accompanied my parents to the retirement dinner for John A Costello, as my father Garret had, that summer, succeeded him (...)

Varadkar has been preparing for years, his team for months. Numerous people have been involved , but most were in the dark about who else was involved. Everyone fed back to him, but only a select handful knew the full plan

It was as good as it would get for Simon Coveney as he walked down Dublin’s Mount Street to hand in his nomination papers at Fine Gael headquarters on(...)

Trinity College Dublin: O’Malley’s plan, announced in 1967, to merge UCD and TCD was defeated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There will be some debate this year about the impact and legacy of minister for education Donogh O’Malley, who, this time 50 years ago, was adamant he(...)

Senior officials have cautioned Ministers that the public sector pay framework will collapse if pay claims are successful, the consequence of which would be an unwinding of the budget. Photographs: The Irish Times

With thousands of gardaí and teachers preparing to stage work stoppages, doctors are the latest group to warn of strike action as pressure on the Gove(...)

Participants in GMIT’s outdoor education course. Photograph courtesy of GMIT

Scrambling up rocks, shooting weirs or foraging for Mesolithic hazel shells might seem unlikely priorities for a poet and insurrectionist. But Patric(...)

It may be difficult today to appreciate in full the achievement of Prof Sean Blake, who has died aged 88 after a long illness, but in his time – the 1(...)

Former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Jack Lynch and minister for foreign affairs Dr Patrick Hillery signing the treaty of accession to the European Economic Community  in Brussels in  1972. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the two would be spinning in their graves over Brian Crowley’s decision to join the ECR group in the European Parliament. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times.

Former taoiseach Jack Lynch and his close ally Paddy Hillery would be “spinning in their graves” at the idea of Fianna Fáil aligning itself with the r(...)

(From left) Martin Heydon TD, Anthony Lawlor TD and Richard Bruton TD at a Fine Gael meeting on Thursday on the referendum to abolish the Seanad.

Fine Gael has succeeded in flipping Paddy Hillery’s famous exhortation to a Fianna Fáil Árd Fheis a generation ago: “You can have Boland but you ca(...)

James Lawless, editor of Cuisle, the Fianna Fáil newsletter, at his stand on the second day of the party’s 74th Ardfeis in the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson

This will go down as one of the most nondescript of the 74 ardfheiseanna that Fianna Fáil has held. There was none of the messianic adul(...)