John Horgan

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AGSI sources said the union would likely be prepared to accept some sort of “ground rules” in exchange for access to the Workplace Relations Commission, while GRA sources noted that other European police forces had waived their right to strike in exchange for higher pay. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is considering introducing new restrictions to prevent gardaí from engaging in strike action as they had threatened last month. Sourc(...)

Fidel Castro with Che Guevara. in the early days of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban leadership, for all its doctrinaire and embattled postures, does not reflect the corruption and greed of a Batista, a Mobutu, a Marcos, or any more contemporary tyrant. Photograph: Roberto Salas/AFP

When I reported from Cuba for this newspaper in 1969, 10 years after Castro had taken power, what I encountered was a persuasive reminder that in poli(...)

Family and members of the Cavaliers Cricket Club at the funeral of Fergus Linehan in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fergus Linehan’s funeral was an occasion to mourn “but also to give thanks for our gentle, kind, brilliant, generous, erudite husband, Dad, Papa, who (...)

Shane Horgan outside his home in Bellewstown, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The sale of the family home is often a melancholy event and marks a transition from togetherness to separation. Parents grow older, the children mo(...)

John Jacob, of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, adresses a protest by mid-ranking gardaí which called for the restoration of pay. AGSI members have voted decisively to accept the Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Mid-ranking gardaí have voted decisively to accept the Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspect(...)

Daniel O’Connell Summer School academic director  Prof Maurice Bric of UCD has confirmed Dr Mary  McAleese has accepted an invitation to address the event, held annually in O’Connell’s birthplace of Cahersiveen and his home at Caherdaniel. Image: Daniel O’Connell Summer School website

Former president Dr Mary McAleese will give the keynote address at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in South Kerry, where she will speak abo(...)

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The news that two of the UK’s key media brands – the Financial Times and the Mail – are taking urgent steps to combat a 15per cent decline in advertis(...)

The move by the Garda Representative Association follows a similar announcement by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors last month. Photograph: Frank Miller

Rank-and-file gardaí are to withdraw from co-operating with the force’s new modernisation and renewable programme in a pay-related row with the Govern(...)

A Cork county hurler in action. Defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his funeral were told today.

Cork defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his (...)

Warm tributes were paid this weekend to former All-Ireland winning Cork and Blackrock hurler John Horgan who passed away on Friday at his family home (...)

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