President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral Mass for former Ceann Comhairle and 46-year veteran of the Dáil Seamus Pattison who was buried in his native Kilkenny this afternoon.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Flood-hit areas are facing more misery with further heavy rain due at least into the middle of next week, followed by another round of rising river levels and many more weeks of cleaning up ahead.
Thu, 31 Dec, 2015
VISIONS. The modern ones relating to rural Ireland started with Éamon de Valera, when in 1943 in a St Patrick’s day radio address he asserted in what is known as the ‘comely maidens speech’ (wildly missquoted).
Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
Fergus Finlay (Irish Examiner, April 21) opines that adoption of the referendum proposal on May 22 to lower the age limit of presidential candidates from 35 years to 21 years would be an expression of Ireland coming of age with ‘a young uncynical President’, as if the role of head of state is to become a random and unstructured social science experiment.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
The Fine Gael-Labour coalition and Fianna Fáil have begun an open war for rural votes in the next general election, after launching separate policy documents promising a series of long-delayed measures within hours of each other.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014