Event: Watergate scandal
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The recently departed editor of the hugely influential ‘Vanity Fair’, Graydon Carter will be hugely missed as one of a disappearing breed of fearless reportage, says
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
The power to pardon in now in the hands of an unstable narcissist whose use of the executive perogative could cause profound damage, writes
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
"Lordy, I hope there are tapes," Mr Comey declared at a congressional hearing.
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
Though many are comparing Trump’s sacking of the FBI director to Nixon’s infamous ‘Saturday Night Massacre’, the political landscape is very different now, writes
Mon, 15 May, 2017
President Donald Trump will address students at a Christian university in his first extended public appearance since he fired James Comey as FBI director this week.
Sat, 13 May, 2017
Hillary Clinton might be off the hook after the FBI email probe but Americans still distrust her as a result of her defensiveness and the lack of transparency around her, says
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
Donald Trump isn’t the first wealthy person to run for the Oval Office. But, if elected, unique conflicts of interest could arise due to his way of doing business, writes
Fri, 03 Jun, 2016
Mon, 26 Oct, 2015
For a female candidate, however strong, to garner enough votes to win the White House is going to be a challenge of historical proportions, reports
Sat, 21 Feb, 2015
Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, has died.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
The Watergate break-in, the nasty cross-the-line bugging crimes that toppled an American president, took place in May and June 1972.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2014
THE culinary choices facing US President Richard Nixon that October night in Kilfrush House, Co Limerick, were not confined to whether he wished to have his Waterville potatoes boiled or baked.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
The US National Archives has released its last instalment of White House conversations that were secretly recorded by president Richard Nixon in the 1970s, a batch of tapes mainly highlighting domestic and foreign policy issues.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2013
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of “old media” – the Washington Post.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2013
IRELAND’S answer to the Watergate scandal has revealed that some Labour Party TDs would prefer more liberal abortion legislation than that being drafted by the Government — and, in other news, the Pope is Catholic.
Wed, 01 May, 2013
Harry Shearer voices Principal Skinner and other beloved characters on The Simpsons. Now he’s playing Richard Nixon, says Pádraic Killeen
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
Within five months of each other, two of the men who helped make 60 Minutes the most distinctive news show on US television have died.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
'This is Spinal Tap' star Harry Shearer is to play disgraced US President Richard Nixon in a new show based on secret White House tapes.
Fri, 26 Aug, 2011
FORTY years after the explosive leak of the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study chronicling deception and misadventure in US conduct of the Vietnam War, the report has come out in its entirety.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
US President Barack Obama’s Democrats are braced for an elections rout today, as a wave of 11th-hour polls showed Republicans on course for big gains in Congress amid deep voter anger at the sour economy.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
SOME visits everybody remembers. John F Kennedy in 1963, Pope John Paul II in 1979. However, sandwiched in between those was the visit few remember, that of the 37th President of the United States of American, Richard Milhous Nixon.
Sat, 02 Oct, 2010
THE present state of disillusionment with politics is the worst I have witnessed. In this week’s public opinion poll, the Government satisfaction rating was a mere 12%, which is the lowest I can remember in any democracy.
Sat, 12 Jun, 2010
Helen Thomas, the veteran White House correspondent who grilled and often exasperated 10 presidents, has quit abruptly in a storm over “reprehensible” remarks about Israel.
Tue, 08 Jun, 2010
FREE Education for Everyone, with the inapt acronym FEE, organised up to 1,000 student signatures in protest against the appointment of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern as a visiting professor at NUI Maynooth (NUIM). They called on the college authorities to suspend the appointment, at least until after the publication of the Mahon tribunal report.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2009
Adapted from the award-winning stage play by Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon sensationally documents the efforts of British talk show host David Frost (Michael Sheen) to interview shamed former US President Richard Nixon (Frank Langella), the first President to resign from the Oval Office, in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
Fri, 15 May, 2009
THE gyrations at Anglo Irish Bank continue to reverberate with fresh revelations coming out regularly. Yesterday, Dermot Ahern was on RTÉ arguing about the damage that disclosure of the names of the Anglo 10 would do to Irish banks.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2009
A moment in time from the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, based on Peter Morgan’s hit stage play this is the story of how a largely unknown, certainly to an international audience, TV interviewer grabbed an exclusive interview with disgraced President Nixon.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2009
David Frost today said 'Frost/Nixon', the film based on his verbal jousting with the former US President, deserves to win at next month’s Oscars.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2009
The former FBI chief who revealed himself as “Deep Throat” 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president has died. Mark Felt was 95.
Fri, 19 Dec, 2008
PRESIDENT-elect Barack Obama has set foot in the Oval Office for the first time where he was briefed on the extent of the problems he faces when he assumes power next year.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2008
THE first public screening of the new James Bond movie will be the highlight of this year’s London Film Festival, which will bring a host of world premieres and top stars to the English capital.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2008
Ahern left himself wide open to the suspicion that he was under obligation by appointing several people to State boards after they gave him money.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2008
FORMER US presidential candidate George McGovern has called for President George W Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney to be impeached, saying the case for such a dramatic step “is far stronger” than it was against former disgraced president Richard Nixon.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2008
Gerald Ford left his beloved US Capitol for the last time today as the period set aside for ordinary Americans to say goodbye to the president gave way to an elaborate invitation-only funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2007
Ordinary Americans joined President George Bush and other dignitaries in Washington to pay final respects to Gerald Ford as the former US president’s flag-draped coffin rested under the Capitol dome, before a last round of funeral services and burial near his family home in Michigan.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2007
Six days of national mourning for former US President Gerald Ford has begun with military honours and a simple family prayer service at his parish church.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2006
Six days of national mourning for former US President Gerald Ford, starting this afternoon with a private service for his family, will include a day of silence on Wall Street, with the major stock markets closed.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2006
A state funeral for Gerald Ford will return him to the US Congress that he served on his way to an unplanned and unelected presidency.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2006
US president George Bush hailed Gerald Ford for his administration's honour. Ford's former opponent, ex-president Jimmy Carter, called him "a man of highest integrity". Nancy Reagan praised his dedication to the country.
Wed, 27 Dec, 2006
FOREIGN Minister Dermot Ahern and MEP Proinsias de Rossa had a radio confrontation about extraordinary rendition during the week. To say they were arguing like a couple of fishwives would be an insult to women.
Sat, 02 Dec, 2006
AT the crucial moment of their investigation into the Watergate scandal, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein told Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee that Deepthroat had confirmed the conspiracy ran to the highest levels of the White House.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2006