John Bruton

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File image of Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)

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(...)

Playwright, screenwriter, producer and actor  Brendan Connellan is living in San Francisco, but he left his heart in New York, he says

“There’s not much point getting to know you,” she said, “you’ll be disappearing off home like the rest of them.” She wasn’t wrong. You put in all that(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government’s proposed referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment will be divisive but sometimes division is necessary in order to protect basic (...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin are doing themselves and their supporters a major disservice by refusing to take their seats in Westminster at a time when the nationalist p(...)

Former taoiseach  John Bruton said many older people in Europe do not realise that their pensions are dependent on young people, many of whom will have to be immigrants. Photograph: The Irish Times

The European Union should ease the pressure on its Brexit negotiations with the UK by lengthening the exit period from two to six years, according to (...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton is to address Ireland’s changing relationship with the UK post-Brexit when he delivers the Daniel O’Connell Lecture at the Daniel O’Connell Summer School. File photograph: Daniel Barry/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell spent much of his life redefining Ireland’s relationship with Britain, and this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School will provide a (...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: “Ultimately Lloyd George wanted a unionist-friendly solution. I am certain about that.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he will not get “knotted up” about the verdict of history because so much of what has been written about him is(...)

John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Co Kerry. Director of the Dan(...)

Austin Deasy  outside Leinster House  after his party’s vote of confidence in leader John Bruton in 2000. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Austin Deasy, the Fine Gael TD who represented Waterford in Dáil Éireann for 25 years and who served as minister for agriculture from 1982 to 1987, ha(...)

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