Pat Carey

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On the march: refugees walk along a motorway near the Austria-Hungary border. “We won’t see large groups of people walking down the M1,” says Pat Carey. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

The first group of refugees fleeing war in Syria will arrive here within two weeks, according to Pat Carey, chairman of the Irish Red Cross. He says (...)

File photo: The dismantling of a section of the Corrib Gas Line, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Shell E&P Ireland has urged the Department of Energy to ensure “prompt processing” of its application to operate the Corrib gas pipeline, as it sa(...)

Noel Dempsey: Electorate will decide and Fianna Fáil and others could then look at the options that are open to consideration. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil elders are divided on whether the party should join a coalition as the junior party after the next election, which would raise the prospec(...)

Liam O’Dwyer: he has also served as the national director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former chief executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions Liam O’Dwyer has been appointed the new secretary general of the Irish Red Cross (IRC). (...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Too much. We kept repeating it to each other. By way of a greeting. Instead of ‘hello’ or ‘how’s it going?’ neither of which would cut it on this d(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

Pat Carey started his new role with Irish Red Cross over the weekend.

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has been appointed chairman of the Irish Red Cross. Mr Carey was nominated to the position by the board and star(...)

The crowd in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  react as the result of the same-sex marriage referendum is announced. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

So here was that appalling vista blossoming before us. And you know what? The view was wonderful. In the end, two-thirds of Irish voters found (...)

Marriage-equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin: marriage equality, which was a marginal, almost eccentric demand only two decades ago, is now a reality in 20 countries and in many sub-national regions, including 37 of the 50 states of the United States. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage is a milestone in the global struggle for equality for gays and lesbians that has seen dramatic progress(...)

Men walk past a Yes vote campaign graffiti in central Dublin. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Campaigners are predicting more older gay and lesbian people will come out after the landslide victory in the same-sex marriage referendum.Kieran Rose(...)

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