Ray Mcsharry

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Taoiseach Charles Haughey, alongside Mary O’Rourke, greets a supporter at a Fianna Fáil ard fheis in 1991. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A headline in an article in The Irish Times on October 13th said it all: “Pupil-teacher ratio to fall to lowest level yet.” That headline really arres(...)

Peter Lynch in 2006, when he was chief financial officer of Eircom. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former Eircom chief financial officer and Mincon chairman, Peter Lynch, has died at his home in Dublin following a short illness. He was aged 63. Mr (...)

Cork University Hospital consultants: ‘We’ve had a lot of resignations.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/File

The worsening consultant recruitment and retention crisis is particularly acute at Cork University Hospital (CUH) due to years of failure by Cork poli(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and former taoiseach Brian Cowen greet one another at the funeral of Mark Killilea in Belclare, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Former minister Mark Killilea was a “great people person” who “understood that to get things done you had to cross divides”, Fianna Fáil leader Micheá(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Scrumhalf Nick McCarthy was chosen by his teammates to lead the side this year

Tuesday, January 6th, a day of reckoning.It’s a little before 10am in the Lansdowne pavilion, a bright, crisp morning, but one where the mercury barel(...)

This book is a loving memorial to Brian Lenihan, the former minister for finance and Fianna Fáil politician. He was caught in the eye of an economi(...)

The Downing Street Declaration represents an enduring legacy of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds because it formally affirmed the right of the Irish p(...)

A grim year remembered

Official records released by the National Archives under the thirty year rule and dealing with subjects ranging from budgetary matters to the removal (...)

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