Charlie Haughey

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The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

So goodbye again. (Again.) Thanks for reading. For caring. For understanding

"Are you on strike from your column?” my friend asks, her face filled with concern. As it happened, I’d just been to see the magnificent Billy Elli(...)

Ireland is to  host a second annual European Financial Forum at Dublin Castle on January 24th next year.  Photograph: iStock

Responsibility within Government for developing the international financial services (IFS) sector here has been moved to the Department of Finance fro(...)

Michel Rocard: French president François  Hollande called him “a great figure of the republic and the left”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Former prime minister Michel Rocard will be remembered as he wished, with a national ceremony at Les Invalides, presided over by President François Ho(...)

Guess who’s cooking dinner? Fifteen of Ireland’s top chefs are swapping kitchens  and tickets have just gone on sale

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to dine on roast quail and chateaubriand in the rarified surroundings of Le Coq Hardi, former taoiseach Char(...)

In its heyday, Sam Stephenson’s home, No 31, a converted coach house off Leeson Street,   was the party house in Dublin.

About 100 years on, though somewhat less on these shores, it looks as if Ireland is finally falling in love with modernism, if the muddied vistas of c(...)

The Montorgueil District in Paris has quality food markets and sunny terraces to sit and relax.

There’s a lot going on besides football these days in Paris, Bordeaux and Lille. From Bordeaux’s glammed-up image and futuristic new wine museum to t(...)

Former head of the Government Information Service Bart Cronin (left) with with P. J. Mara in Feburary 1992. Photograph: Peter Thursfield /The Irish Times

Bart Cronin, who has died aged 82, was a colourful, popular and effective media spokesman for former taoiseach Albert Reynolds and a succession of min(...)

“There are escalators inside for Enda to make Donald Trump-style entrances down into the chamber (formerly the Cosmetics Hall and Karen Millen).” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House is falling down Falling down, falling down Leinster House is falling down Where will the Dáil go? The renovation work has to b(...)

CHQ in Dublin Docklands: the exhibition Epic Ireland has opened in its vaults, but its ground floor  could be reimagined. Photograph: David Sleator

Now that the vaults of CHQ in Dublin’s Docklands have been filled with the multimedia exhibition Epic Ireland, which opens to the public today, what’s(...)

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