Tk Whitaker

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Pat ‘the Lawnmower Man’ at Kearney’s on Convent Street in Tallow. ‘Give somebody a majority for five years and let them get on with it.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

“Rural Ireland is closed,” says Pat “The Lawnmower Man” from Tallow in west Waterford. He won’t give his last name – everyone knows him as The Lawnmo(...)

Professor Louden Ryan (right), then chairman of the National Planning Board in 1984 with Dr Peter Bacon, director of the board secretariat. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times .

Louden Ryan, one of the State’s most influential economists and one of Trinity College Dublin’s most charismatic professors, has died, at the age of 9(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

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Richard Bruton addressing the IPPN conference: the Minister used his speech to espouse the merits of community national schools. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Education has warned of potentially “damaging” consequences for society if “different values and approaches” are not integrated into(...)

Dr TK Whitaker, pictured in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A “revolutionary” of the calibre of former civil servant and Central Bank governor Dr TK Whitaker is needed to ensure that financial markets take some(...)

Charles Haughey pictured in 1970
Haughey family statement

This is the statement issued on behalf of the Haughey family yesterday:“Family deeply disappointed and saddened by false claims by Dr TK Whitaker rega(...)

Seán Lemass (1899-1971) was taoiseach from 1959 to 1966.He grew up on Capel Street, in Dublin’s north inner city, and fought in the 1916 Rising as a p(...)