Richie Ryan

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Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

The name of Catherine Martin’s department will be a big challenge for journalists, if only because its name cannot be reduced to an acronym. Photograph: Nicolas Bernier

The new government department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport, and the Gaeltacht will be a big challenge for journalists, if only because its (...)

In her interactions with Eir, a reader, Fidelma, dealt with “many rude reps and two nice ones”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Regular readers will know that Eir has featured on this page quite a bit over the last year and although the company has promised a dramatic overhaul (...)

Richie Ryan’s children  Aoife, Declan and Blathnaid at the late Fine Gael politician’s funeral in Mount Merrion, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Richie Ryan, a former Fine Gael minister for finance, MEP and member of the European Court of Auditors, made “a wonderful and generous” contribution t(...)

Richie Ryan in action for Shamrock Rovers in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After a close season comfortably chaotic enough to remind him of what life might have been had he stayed and played his football back at home, Richie (...)

Ciaran Kilduff left Dundalk for Jacksonville Armada in the summer. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Reports over the past couple of days that Indy Eleven are about to defect from the crumbling North American Soccer League (NASL) to the United Soccer (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

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(...)

Ardclough 1-15 Naas 1-12 Ardclough produced a stunning upset in the Kildare hurling final in Newbridge on Sunday when they beat hot favourites Naas t(...)

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