Seamus Brennan

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Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

Pensions Authority chairman and veteran trade unionist David Begg said that “from a public policy point of view, it is time to do something”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Another minister, another consultation on what to do about pensions. Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar sounded as genuine as all his predece(...)

Seamus Brennan of Ballylinan, Co Laois  leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal dispute over a farm worth an estimated €840,000 has been settled. Seamus Brennan (58) claimed Catherine Lowry, who died age 85 in 2012, intes(...)

A man has claimed he is entitled to a farm worth €840,000 because he was told it would eventually be his after he agreed to leave school in 1973 and w(...)

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before.. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before. There have been shake-ups before (...)

Independent candidate Shane Ross celebrates being elected in the Dublin Rathdown constituency. He was the first TD elected in the State in the general election. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s Alan Shatter has lost his Dáil seat with the Green Party’s deputy leader Catherine Martin leapfrogging him on the last count to record a s(...)

Political campaign posters on the  streets of Dublin. / AFP / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

On October 20th, 1986, a remarkable political event took place in Israel. The prime minister and the foreign minister swapped jobs. What made it parti(...)

Aidan O’Mahony had medical reasons for taking Salbutamol. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

In a way the biggest surprise about the news that a GAA player is being investigated for a failed dope test is that this has happened so rarely.In the(...)

Senator Mary White said she was extremely proud to be the first woman selected by Fianna Fáil for the general election. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected Senator Mary White as its general election candidate for the new three-seat constituency of Dublin Rathdown. She defeated Sha(...)

Joan Burton: she warned that failure to reform pensions would endanger “the retirement income of current and future pensioners”

Ireland is heading for compulsory workplace pensions, but not quite yet. Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has announced the est(...)

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