Wrong location for   archive? The Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

On this day 40 years ago, a major Irish political drama reached a conclusion when the fifth president of Ireland, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, resigned from o(...)

Bobby Molloy photographed in 2000 at a press briefing regarding the deregulation of the taxi industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Bobby Molloy, who has died aged 80, experienced more ups and downs in politics than probably any other politician of his generation. His political c(...)

Diarmaid Ferriter: “The wheel has turned over the decades in relation to Anglo-Irish relations and how joint involvement in the EU transformed perspectives.” Photographs: The Irish Times

During the week, the Merriman Summer School in Ennis was timely in examining the theme of “our gallant allies in Europe”. It offered a chance to refle(...)

Grasmere is a large, early 20th-century house on an impressive coastal site with sand and sea less than 100 yards from the front door. It was the Dub(...)

The president has the discretion to refuse to dissolve the Dáil where the taoiseach has ceased to retain the support of a majority. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Being president of Ireland is an unusual job. Candidates need to be political animals – it would be rather difficult to be elected to the office other(...)

Dr Patrick Hillery:  his secretary advised against making the referral. In a handwritten note to the president, Micheál Ó hOdhráin said the legislation had generated a lot of heat inside and outside the Dáil, as well as “heavy mail”.  Photograph: Pat Langan

Hundreds of letters were received by President Patrick Hillery in 1985, urging him not to sign legislation that allowed condoms to be purchased withou(...)

Apart from Michael Collins, there were seven presidents and eight taoisigh to be considered, with one president and four taoisigh being “still alive”. Photograph: Hulton Archive

A proposed series of postage stamps featuring taoisigh and presidents were to include only deceased holders of the office, in part because next of kin(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett ruled in the High court that  McHugh was entitled to discovery of most of the materials he sought

A man who “assassinated a Garda sergeant by shooting him in cold blood” has been refused temporary release and entry to a pre-release programme becaus(...)

 Ciarán Cannon and fellow TDs Paul Connaughton,  Colm Keaveney and Micheal Kitt found themselves lost for words on Vincent Browne’s People’s Debate when asked wether they would support a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Eric Luke

There they were on their stools, resting their elbows on the tables and speaking fearlessly to the people, for the people. The air crackled with coura(...)

Party leader Micheál Martin speaking during the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in the RDS over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Delegates passed a Dublin Rathdown motion calling on the party to publicly rule out going into government with Fine Gael after the next general elect(...)

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