Charlie Haughey

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Kilkea Castle in Co Kildare was home to the Duke of Leinster.

It started off as a kind gesture when the Duke of Leinster offered an ancient stone table to the RDS during the sale of Kilkea Castle in 1961, but Sta(...)

Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and taoiseach Charley Haughey after their meeting at Shannon Airport in April 1989. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The US feared the Russians could be plotting an undercover Cold War spy base in a disused Cork dockyard, newly declassified government documents sugge(...)

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, in May 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Margaret Thatcher felt “quite natural” with Charlie Haughey and there was “a lot to be played for between them”, a senior Conservative adviser told an(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIIkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power. Behind them is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four. Photograph Joe St Leger

The Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six rounded on Charles Haughey for not publicly declaring their innocence or doing more to seek their release, c(...)

Republic of Ireland players John Aldridge and Kevin Sheedy celebrate a goal in the Word Cup qualifier against Malta on November 15th, 1989. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

January 16th: The case of the Guildford Four is referred to the Court of Appeal. January 17th: Douglas Hogg, a British Home Office minister, publicly(...)

DUP leader Ian Paisley, accompanied by deputy leader Peter Robinson (left), speaks to the media afer a meeting with members of the Irish government at Government Buildings, Dublin, in November 2005. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley “vigorously” backed the benefits of membership of the then European Economic Community and advocate(...)

Sustainable, low-impact building - grass-roofed house with photovoltaic solar panel built and blended into seacliffs in the  Beara Peninsula, West Cork

The image of Charlie Haughey with his own wind turbine on Inishvickillane in the 1980s was the nearest Ireland got to the secret, self-sufficient bunk(...)

Maria Symonds-Gooding: a green-painted wooden crane for pots and kettles to be heated over an open fire came from the house of Peig Sayers.

There is an important piece of social history in a stone cottage near Dunquin in west Kerry; a cottage that appears modest in size on first entering, (...)

Photograph: Alan Place

BLINDBOY BOATCLUB – PODCASTER, AUTHOR AND HALF OF THE RUBBERBANDITS – TALKS POLITICS, ANONYMITY, HIS NEW BOOK AND ANGRY MEN WITH PATRICK FREYNE (...)

Then government chief whip Séamus Brennan with Pat Rabbitte, Paul Bradford, Desmond O’Malley and John Gormley at a photocall on February 25th, 2002, to mark the introduction of electronic voting in the Dáil. Photograph: Maxwells/Handout

Thirty years ago, in 1989, Progressive Democrats leader Dessie O’Malley suggested to his coalition partner Charlie Haughey that it might be a good ide(...)

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