Council Of State

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The candidates: Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Peter Casey, Sean Gallagher and President Michael D Higgins

MICHAEL D HIGGINS Age: 77 Position: President of Ireland since 2011 Party: Independent Public life: Formerly a Labour Party TD and Senator. Minister f(...)

A Pontifical Swiss Guard stands as Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile for a meeting with young people in Saint Peter’s square, Vatican City on  August 12th. File photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

The route the popemobile will take through Dublin city centre on Saturday has been revealed. Gardaí expect up to 100,000 people will try to get a gli(...)

President Michael D Higgins. The details of how he will declare his hand are still uncertain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For months, President Michael D Higgins has kept his closest friends uncertain. They believed he would seek a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin. They (...)

GAA players sleeping-out at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Ruairí McKiernan Twitter account

Hundreds of GAA players from around the country and abroad participated in a sleep-out this weekend raising about €200,000 for homeless charities. O(...)

Former chief justice  Mr Justice Thomas Finlay  at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1992. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to former chief justice, Mr Thomas Finlay, who has died aged 95. Mr Higgins said on Sunday he had learn(...)

Flags are being lowered across all State buildings today as a mark of respect following the death former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Alan Betson

Flags are being lowered across all State buildings today as a mark of respect following the death former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave yesterday aged 97. (...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall,  is leaving London for Washington. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Shortly after Patrick Hillery became minister for external affairs in 1969, a friend in Co Clare asked him how he was getting along with “that crowd i(...)

In 2009,  discussing the issue of blasphemy and the law, then minister for justice Dermot Ahern said: “As a republican, my personal position is that church and State should be separate.” File photograph: Getty Images

In May 2009, at the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, then Fine Gael justice spokesman Charlie Flanagan was clear. Blasphemy provisions in the Defamati(...)

Donál Toolan with Gordon Ryan (right): Donál’s warmth, capacity for friendship and great sense of fun was evident.
Obituary: Dónal Toolan
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  • April 29, 2017, 01:11

Dónal Toolan, a passionate campaigner for the rights of disabled people and a talented actor, presenter and journalist, has died aged 50. A gifted spe(...)

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