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French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds is pictured at Dublin Castle where he was giving evidence to the Charleton Tribunal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is to consider overnight whether he is withdrawing an allegation he made against RTÉ and its crime correspo(...)

Euro 88: I was damned if I was going to witness the event chasing other supporters for quotes and racing to meet deadlines. I would be going as a fan, a paid-up member of Jack’s Green Army. Photograph: INM/Getty

In the spring of 1988 I was a 24-year-old reporter at the Irish Press when my editor offered me a dream assignment: would I be the paper’s colour writ(...)

Newry-based solicitor Kevin Neary. He confirmed he had been retained by a “private individual” in the Republic who is funding the reward. Photograph: Frank Miller

A solicitor whose 1995 advertisement in The Irish Times seeking information on planning corruption sparked the Flood/Mahon tribunal, has placed anothe(...)

Leo Varadkar: The political crisis reveals a malaise that goes much deeper than the department of justice

The word of the week is “dysfunctional”. Leo Varadkar used it on Tuesday to describe the Department of Justice in the most brutal attack on an arm of (...)

AIB has been caught up in the controversy around offshore tax avoidance by wealthy customers following the leaking of the Paradise Papers. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The relationship between AIB and the Appleby offshore law firm’s office in the Isle of Man is an extraordinarily intimate one. Not only do the leaked(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

There is an inherent and recognised danger with tribunals: they are both investigative body and adjudicating authority. File photograph: iStockPhoto

One of the most valuable of the freedoms found in western democracies is the right to be left alone. Across the non-western world, arbitrary interfer(...)

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