Sean Lemass

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny who moves past John A  Costello to become longest-serving Fine Gael taoiseach on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny matched the record of John A Costello on Wednesday by reaching his 2,233th day as Taoiseach, having been first elected on March 9th, 2011, (...)

A stand at the Ideal Home Show at the RDS.

Up to 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the spring Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which takes place this week from Friday to Sunday (April 21st t(...)

Seán Lemass: “He never abandoned the proposition that workers and employers were on the same side, despite appearances,” said Tom Garvin. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Minister Shane Ross is on the doss. Worse than that, he is distorting history in order to justify his indolence. He has piously insisted he will not i(...)

Maureen Haughey: September 3rd, 1925-March 17th, 2017. Photograph:   Jimmy McCormack
Obituary: Maureen Haughey
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  • March 25, 2017, 06:00

Maureen Haughey, who died aged 91 years, was steeped in politics throughout her long life. She was daughter of Seán Lemass and wife of Charles Haughey(...)

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(...)

Children in  Malawi, Africa who lost their mother to Aids. Pope Paul VI wrote: “The development of peoples has the church’s close attention, particularly the development of those  striving to escape from hunger, misery, endemic diseases and ignorance.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all the many papal encyclicals down the ages, it is arguable that the document known as Populorum Progressio, issued by Pope Paul VI 50 years ago o(...)

It was always felt by some that being in Europe would help end partition and Brexit has raised the issue again

In February 1920, the British cabinet, chaired by prime minister David Lloyd George, agreed to give Ulster unionists what they sought: a Northern Irel(...)

Maureen Haughey with her husband Charles: The couple married in 1951  and had four children, Conor, Ciarán, Eimear and Seán.   Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Maureen Haughey, wife of the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey, has died in Dublin aged 91. Mrs Haughey died on Friday at the Mater Private Hospi(...)

Maureen Haughey has died aged 91. Photograph: Eric Luke

Maureen Haughey, wife of the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey, has died aged 91. Mrs Haughey was a daughter of former taoiseach Seán Lemass and (...)

The main bedroom of 3 Clifton Terrace in Monkstown, Co Dublin has its own living space

It is difficult without the use of too many superlatives to describe 3 Clifton Terrace; a fine Regency residence overlooking the sea in Monkstown. Th(...)

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