Tom Barry

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Daunting tasks: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore (left) and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For all its success in the achievement of a smooth bailout exit, the Government faces a daunting task in 2014 as it seeks to establish durable access (...)

The Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium includes the names of thousands of Irish war dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Those who tuned into ITV’s Champion’s League coverage on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of the new Republic of Ireland management team could not fai(...)

David Nicholson, who has died aged 80, was the doyen of one of Cork’s old merchant prince families. A successful businessman, he built up Woodford Bou(...)

Conor Cooney: ‘We gave a poor account of ourselves in most of our matches. We just have to reflect on the year’s hurling and see if we can improve for next year’. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even as the GAA managerial merry-go-round still spins less and less seats are available; Brian Cuthbert’s appointment in Cork, to replace Conor Counih(...)

Dinny McGinley:  came under attack from Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has been an inevitably tetchy beginning to the new Dáil term.Nerves were frayed at times yesterday. Even the normally mild-mannered Minister of Sta(...)

TDs and Senators run up €1,500 bar tab on ‘Lapgate’ night

TDs and Senators took full advantage of the Dáil bar’s liberal opening hours during the all-night debate on the abortion legislation, running up a bar(...)

There are times when men and women must be treated differently. These days sexism seems to be in the news more often than usual. A woman got €45,000 f(...)

Fine Gael TD Áine Collins said the Dáil incident in which fellow TD Tom Barry pulled her onto his lap was not typical of Leinster House, and it was ti(...)

TD says he  offered to resign after ‘Lapgate’ incident

Cork East Fine Gael, Tom Barry has confirmed he offered to resign as a TD following controversy over an incident in the Dáil when he pulled fellow Cor(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter: issued a carefully worded  apology  to Mick Wallace in May. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Sorry really isn’t, as Elton John insists, the hardest word. The hardest words are those we tack on to “sorry” to qualify it. Recently we’ve had plent(...)

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