Charles Haughey

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Former Fine Gael TD Patrick PJ Sheehan.

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick “PJ” Sheehan, who was involved in politics for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 87, a week after the death of hi(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

Civil War politics began in the surroundings of what is now the National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace and has ended 98 years later at the Convent(...)

Ireland’s gifted Paul McGrath – The Black Pearl of Inchicore – salutes fans at the World Cup homecoming in Dublin on  July 1st, 1990. File photograph: Inpho

Discussing soccer with historian Prof Ronan Fanning is not something I had ever contemplated. But there I found myself, outside the old UCD bar as we (...)

Huge crowds would regularly turn out to watch the seven-a-side tournaments at the Gloucester Diamond with residents watching from the windows. Photograph: North Inner City Folklore Project

There’s a photograph of a woman looking out of her window at a quiet Foley Street below. All around her are boarded up windows. The buildings up and d(...)

Larry Dunne (centre), picture on March 12th, 1985, being led into the Central Criminal Court.  Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Heroin dealer Larry Dunne, who died in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on Monday, was one of the most notorious Irish criminals from the era be(...)

THE GREEN PARTY MAY BE ENTERING GOVERNMENT WITH TWO PARTNERS, WHO HAPPEN TO BE FIERCE POLITICAL RIVALS. THIS NOVEL PARTNERSHIP COULD TAKE SOME GETT(...)

 Gerard Brady (2nd R) with  Denis Gallagher and Charles Haughey in 1982. File photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Gerard Brady has died at the age of 82. First elected to the Dáil in 1977, he died at home in Donnybrook, Dublin, on Satu(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE FALL OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC Abbey Theatre ★★★☆☆ Michael West’s new play for Corn Exchange and the Abbey Theatre is set in an Ireland paralysed by(...)

Mary Lou McDonald at a Sinn Féin rally at Liberty Hall, Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The excoriation of Sinn Féin in recent days seems to be directed from the top, with the intention of softening the ground for a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael (...)

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