Jimmy Deenihan

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US president Donald Trump accepts a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 16th. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

We may be writing about the obituary of Irish America within a generation or two. Already frontline Irish organisations in the United States such as (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with poet Brendan Kennelly at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, where he received the inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award. Photograph: Julien Behal

Poet Brendan Kennelly has been presented with the Kerry Association in Dublin’s inaugural arts award by President Michael D Higgins. “In his public (...)

Jimmy Deenihan, who is retiring from politics: “I will continue to work for the people of Kerry for the rest of my life”

Former Fine Gael TD for Kerry North and for Kerry North-West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan is bowing out of politics and will not run in the next election.(...)

Punters outside Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening: “They’re just early. Way early. Even the stewards haven’t been let in. And still the diehards are here hours before throw-in.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Saturday morning, 10 o’clock. The train pulls out of Heuston Station, Dubs by the dozen on board. Across the way, four young lads, early 20s. Heads on(...)

Mayo has more than 12,000km  of hedges, one-fifth of them along roads. Illustration: Michael Viney

If I were a farmer with a few windy gaps on the land, I could plant new hedges and be paid for it – up to €5 a metre for five years. The hedge could b(...)

Ted Moynihan: “People like Ted are the frequently unsung heroes of the voluntary sector which makes such a significant contribution to many areas of Irish life,’’ said  Leesha Duffy of the Kerry Association in Dublin. Photograph: YouTube

Campaigner Ted Moynihan, who has raised more than €11 million for the Hospice Foundation, has been named Kerry Person of the Year. Mr Moynihan will (...)

Former minister for children James Reilly was referred to gardaí by the Standard in Public Office Commission for failing to give  proof that an excess donation was returned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On November 25th, 2016, the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) sent 66 files to Garda Headquarters concerning the candidates who had failed(...)

Visitors last week at the annual Turner exhibition in the National Gallery, which runs for the month of  January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Gallery of Ireland will finally reopen to the public in mid-June after being largely closed for more than six years, gallery director Sea(...)

Enda Kenny, Heather Humphreys and Paschal Donohoe at the Creative Ireland launch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Last week’s announcement of Creative Ireland could be the turning point of the century for arts and culture in this country. In political terms, the a(...)

 Leo Varadkar: Criticised by Willie O’Dea for accepting a guest slot on RTÉ’s “Late Date”, the Minister cooly tweeted: “Ah chill Willie . . . You’re most welcome to ring in a request if you like.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Friday was a big day for Irish radio. Anton Savage parted ways with Today FM by making a dramatic statement detailing a breakdown with management. Se(...)

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