T K Whitaker

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 TK Whitaker: in 1973 he was invited to address officers at the Military College. He told them that “on defence we are like an uninsured, untaxed motorist, skimping on car maintenance”. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

In or around 1973, Dr TK Whitaker, the then governor of the Central Bank, and former secretary of the Department of Finance, was invited to address of(...)

Though it may irritate some, a bad outcome for the UK in its future trading relationship with the EU will be a bad outcome for Ireland. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan rightly points out that Brexit may present Ireland with the chance to seize the next phase in our development and(...)

And, of course, things will never be the same again. For one thing, when any newspaperman on this paper rings a bunch of pet Ministers to ask if it’s (...)

 A wing of St Patrick’s Institution in Dublin. The detention centre is to shut its doors 30 years after its closure was first recommend. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Thirty years after its closure was recommended “the finishing school for bullying and developing criminal skills” is to finally shut its doors once le(...)

TK Whitaker: “a brilliant man, a man who made a singular and peerless contribution to life on the island of Ireland, a national treasure”

Enda Kenny emerged from the political wreckage of another bad day at the office yesterday to heap praise on a man who, by common consent and acclaim,(...)

Paddy Donegan, second from left, in 1963 with, from left,  Michael Mullen TD, Dermot Doolan, secretary, Irish Actors’ Equity, and the Abbey actor Vincent Dowling. Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Paddy Donegan, who has died aged 92, was a formidable driver of major educational change in the second half of the 20th century. Appointed as a(...)