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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD: said public interest directors appointed during banking crisis had become “lapdogs” and not “watchdogs”. Photographe: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected claims directors appointed to represent the public interest during the banking crisis were instead acting in the po(...)

Anti-abortion demonstrators outside Leinster House in 1983. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

In 1983, the electorate voted in a referendum to approve article 40.3.3 in the Constitution which acknowledged the right to life of the unborn. It was(...)

Games 2003 chief executive Mary Davis with Nelson Mandela and then South Africa ambassador to Ireland  Melanie Verwoerd

In a field in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1995, as the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games drew to a close, I turned to my c(...)

Shareholder Billy McGuire speaking  at the AIB AGM. He questioned where AIB had received its licence and why it was “fraudulently” using the “sovereign seal of Éire”.

It might have been the glorious sunshine outside or a certain battle fatigue five years into the financial crisis. Or perhaps it was the fact that the(...)

 President Michael D Higgins said Europe faced a “moral crisis” and called on European leaders to undertake a radical rethink about how they are handling the economic crisis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

President Michael D Higgins’s forthright criticism of the European Union’s response to the financial crisis represents a direct intervention in(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)

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