Patrick Cooney

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September 1979: Pope John Paul II signs the visitors' book at  Áras an Uachtaráin as the president, Dr Patrick Hillery, looks on.

A different Pope, John Paul II, flew in on an Aer Lingus plane to a different Ireland for the papal visit at the end of September 1979. It lasted thr(...)

Liam Cosgrave was a politician of personal integrity and steely resolve who as taoiseach in the 1970s ensured that the institutions of the State survi(...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Former minister for education Patrick Cooney.

The minister for education wanted to know whether he could legally dock the entirety of teachers’ wages if they went on strike for three days a week,(...)

  File photograph of Vera  Cosgrave with her husband Liam and Albert Reynolds. File photograph: File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the mourners at the funeral on Monday of Vera Cosgrave, wife of Liam Cosgrave, who was taoiseach from 1973 until 1977. (...)

Almost 40 years ago, this newspaper caused a huge stir and was denounced after its exposé of Garda brutality.

There was much talk during the week of “saturation policing”, stronger surveillance powers and a new Garda “taskforce” to fight organised crime in res(...)

Members of the Save 16 Moore Street campaign Eamonn Ceant, Paddy Cooney, Helen Litton, Proinsias Ó Rathaille, Colm Moore, James Connolly Heron on 16 Moore Street following the announcement that the High Court has declared that the area the street, should be declared a national monument. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “fitting” judgment, delivered on the eve of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, meant the last extant battlefield would not be subject to the wreckin(...)

 Fianna Fáil has published a Bill to redevelop the Moore Street area of Dublin. Pictured (l-r) at the announcement of  the Bill was James Connolly Heron, great grandson of James Connolly; Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesman Senator Darragh O’Brien; Prionsias O’Raghallaigh, grandson of The Raghallaigh; and Patrick Cooney, founder of Save Moore Street Campaign. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

A historical quarter, along the lines of the Temple Bar cultural quarter, should be developed on Moore Street, Fianna Fáil has said.The party on Frida(...)

Nuala O’Rahilly Price and John Connolly, grandson of James Connolly, with members of the Save No.16 Committee and Moore Street Traders Assoc. at the launch a new website and virtual audiovisual tour of a proposed Commemorative Centre and Museum, for the 2016 commemorations of the Rising, and the preservation of 16 Moore St. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Variations to the planned development of Dublin’s Moore Street received a mixed reception yesterday from campaigners to have some, if not all, of the (...)