There are several accomplished portrait painters around today to tackle Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s not surprising that most of the portraits of former taoisigh hanging in Leinster House do not scale the heights of artistic excellence. However, (...)

Abbeville, Charles Haughey residence in Kinsealy in 1996.

Former taoiseach Charles J Haughey may be the political figure inextricably linked with the Kinsealy estate of Abbeville, but research reveals (...)

Ronan O’Gara (right) and Jonny Sexton (left), former provincial rivals grappling for the international number 10 jersey, will join up as coach and player at Racing Metro 92. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton was not aware until yesterday that his predecessor Ronan O’Gara will be joining him at Racing Metro 92 next sea(...)

Ronan O’Gara: still considering a one-year extension to his Munster contract.

Although Munster are not putting pressure on Ronan O’Gara to accept a contract extension, the expectation remains that O’Gara played his final (...)

Munster are to develop a state-of-the-art training facility at the University of Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster will establish their main squad training centre at a new purpose-built facility at the University of Limerick which is expected to be f(...)

Garret FitzGerald helped make Ireland a “psychological insider” within the European Union. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Europe Day was marked yesterday with the inaugural Garret FitzGerald Memorial Lecture, when the former taoiseach was praised for making his gre(...)

Bill O’Herlihy to give oration at 91st Collins commemoration

Sports broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has been chosen to give this year’s address at the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Béal na Bláth in w(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The United States was concerned in 1973 that Ireland could become “one of the more difficult” members of the European Community for it to deal (...)

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