Michael Martin

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Former DUP leader Ian Paisley. John Prescott said his phone was tapped. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is “utterly disgraceful” that the security services tapped the phone of the late Ian Paisley while he was an MP, the politician’s son has said. Fo(...)

If the majority evaporates, the Border becomes unsustainable. Nationalists will want it gone and unionists will see no point to it. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

There is a hint of the 1970s about the Republic’s new debate on a united Ireland – specifically the years from 1974, when loyalism and unionism came t(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

 John Tobin from Tramore, Co Waterford. ‘They had to stand down the helicopter due to fog and in the end the only option was to drive me to Cork.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

Hospital campaigners in Waterford say they are seriously considering running a candidate in the next general election over the failure of the Governm(...)

An illustration from the 1821 confession of Captain Lightfoot, purporting to show Michael Martin, which was published by Brattleboro and JB Miner.

There’s no plaque to mark the spot. But somewhere along the banks of the Charles river in Cambridge, Massachusetts, close to where Boston’s Museum of(...)

 The advisory group is to consider the strategic role of Cork city as a regional growth centre. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty

The advisory group examining local government reform in Cork needs to come up with proposals in the first six months of this year to allow preparation(...)

A man jailed for the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old is set to appeal against the severity of his 17 year sentence in January.

A man jailed for the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old is set to appeal against the severity of his 17 year sentence in January. Michael Martin (3(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny singing with Catherine Martin of the Green Party at the switching on of Christmas tree lights in Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“They’re getting great mileage out of those balls,” remarked a Leinster House staffer as the main players gathered for their big moment. Seven men in(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was January. Outside it was winter, but inside the Mullingar hotel the mood was so sunny you had to wear sunglasses. Reading back on reports of th(...)

Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

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