Mary O Rourke

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The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) warned that the closure of rail lines would “obviously have industrial relation ramifications” for trade unions, it would also have significant political fallout. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The public is to be consulted on the future of the country’s railways on foot of a new review which warns of line closures if very significant additio(...)

 Brian Cowen and the late Brian Linehan. ‘Hell at the Gates: The Inside Story of Ireland’s Financial Downfall’ features contributions from Cowen, while the Linehan view is given by the former minister’s brother Conor and his aunt Mary O’Rourke. Photograph: Eric Luke

It can seem the bailout era has been examined to its limits, but some aspects of those traumatic times have been overlooked. The multitude of inquiri(...)

An emmotional four-year-old Luke Delaney on his first day at school, at Griffeen Valley Educate Together School, in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is a familiar flurry of pristine school uniforms, bulging school bags and squeaky new lunch boxes this week as children around the country retur(...)

 Mick Wallace: in full voice after the Euros,  he brought a croaky calm to Dáil proceedings. Photograph: Eric Luke

As the business of running the country continues at a leisurely pace, Government sources revealed yesterday that the Taoiseach and a crack team of pub(...)

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro: shook her head briefly when asked if a resolution had been reached. Photograph: PA

José Mourinho and his former club Chelsea may be heading for a public employment tribunal after lawyers apparently failed to reach a settlement with t(...)

In writing a few years ago about mandatory gender quotas – of which she did not approve – former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke was not pretending(...)

Vodafone investors finally put out of their misery. Photograph: PA Wire

Vodafone finally moved this week to put hundreds of thousands of one-time stock market investors out of their misery. It’s all a far cry from 1999 w(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s ardfheis, at Citywest in Dublin: “There will be no auction politics, no uncommitted promises.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The first major clash of the election campaign has been sparked by a Fianna Fáil proposal to have its promises to the electorate independently costed.(...)

Former Chelsea first-team doctor Eva Carneiro accompanied by her husband Jason De Carteret (left) leaving Croydon employment tribunal in London yesterday. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro will continue her legal battle against the Premier League club after failing to reach a settlement at the (...)

Independent candidate Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran: “I’m sick of watching people suffer since 2009 and everything we’ve been promised is a failure.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Politicians prefer to canvass with the sun on their backs, but that appears unlikely in 2016 when an early spring election will follow the floods that(...)

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