Charlie Haughey

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In 1983, Colm Ó Briain, then director of the Arts Council, said: ‘The danger is that in 30 years’ time [Aosdána] may be a stagnant establishment, a clique-ridden operation.’ Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Aosdána is in the news again. And if you’re in Aosdána, or a great fan of Aosdána, that’s not good news. Aosdána is a self-electing, self-governing el(...)

A chara, – I have been asked by a number of people to correct the account given in the article by Ann Marie Hourihane, (“Betty Purcell: war sto(...)

Dr Michael Smurfit never spoke to former taoiseach Charlie Haughey again after he said he should “step aside” in 1991 as chairman of Telecom Éireann

Dr Michael Smurfit never spoke to former taoiseach Charlie Haughey again after he said he should “step aside” in 1991 as chairman of Telecom Éi(...)

Patrick Nulty: will scuttle off into that murky place in our consciousness reserved for public figures who once did something wrong, only no one can quite remember what. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Patrick Nulty’s behaviour – sending creepy Facebook messages to female constituents, including one of 17 – was sordid and wrong. Once it had be(...)

Maureen Cairnduff at home in Dublin: ‘I would diversify it: people from the arts, sports, politics, some from business, although those ones were always dull.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Thirty years ago, a large hardback book with a provocative title was published to a flurry of attention. The book was (...)

Kenneth Egan is welcomed outside Government Buildings by Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald. Fine Gael beat Fianna Fáil to the punch in signing Olympic medallist Egan..
Miriam Lord’s Week

IN the shadowy world of compromised telephony, eternal vigilance is the watchword. The need for secure lines of communication has always(...)

A grim year remembered

Official records released by the National Archives under the thirty year rule and dealing with subjects ranging from budgetary matters to the removal (...)

Former taoiseach Charles Haughey. He signalled a change in direction in 1980 with the warning: “We as a people are living way beyond our means.” Photograph: David Sleator

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s address on RTÉ tomorrow night to mark the end of the three- year EU-IMF bailout programme will be the sixth time a political le(...)

Charles Haughey at a press conference in Dublin Airport in December 1988. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Christmas cards. They are one of the few paper-based communication rituals that have survived the internet era. Although many institutions, including (...)

Mr Des Peelo at the Moriarty Tribunal in Dublin Castle yesterday. Pic : Bryan O'Brien  30/5/01

Fine Gael is disputing claims by Des Peelo, a former chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic closely associated with former taoisigh Charles Haughey a(...)

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