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#Charles Haughey

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair and wild geese: What the French President said to Haughey during his 'historic' 1988 Irish visit François Mitterrand

Ryanair and wild geese: What the French President said to Haughey during his 'historic' 1988 Irish visit

“There is a sort of poetry about it the way you people express themselves – like the great writers,” Mitterrand told Haughey.

From TheJournal.ie Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey STATE PAPERS 2018

Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey

By 1988, The Guildford Four had served over 13 years in prison having been handed down life sentences.

From TheJournal.ie 'A mad priest careering around Europe': Haughey and Thatcher clash over IRA clergyman State Papers

'A mad priest careering around Europe': Haughey and Thatcher clash over IRA clergyman

Father Patrick Ryan was suspected of being an IRA quartermaster active in Belgium.

From TheJournal.ie State papers shed new light on family of Gibraltar Three's fight for truth STATE PAPERS 2018

State papers shed new light on family of Gibraltar Three's fight for truth

Newly released state papers show that a meeting was arranged between family members and then-Tánaiste Brian Lenihan.

From TheJournal.ie Charles Haughey asked Britain not to fly three IRA bodies through Dublin in 1988 1988

Charles Haughey asked Britain not to fly three IRA bodies through Dublin in 1988

The Taoiseach “made it clear that he would not admit to this request in public,” new documents show.

From TheJournal.ie Maureen Haughey, the wife of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has died RIP

Maureen Haughey, the wife of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has died

It’s understood that she passed away in hospital this morning after a short illness.

From TheJournal.ie Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80 RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Molloy was one of the founding members of the Progressive Democrats in 1986.

From TheJournal.ie A broke PJ Mara needed U2's manager to co-sign a car loan after he left government Haughey's Right-hand Man

A broke PJ Mara needed U2's manager to co-sign a car loan after he left government

A new documentary looks at the legacy of the late advisor.

From TheJournal.ie Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985 Mansion House

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

From TheJournal.ie If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance? Opinion

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?

In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?

Is Aidan Gillen using his Haughey voice on Game of Thrones? People seem to think so Littlefinger This post contains a poll

Is Aidan Gillen using his Haughey voice on Game of Thrones? People seem to think so

“We are living way beyond our means, Sansa.”

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's brand new plan for Moore Street is "a little bit inspired" by Charlie Dublin Town

Fianna Fáil's brand new plan for Moore Street is "a little bit inspired" by Charlie

Could the area become the new Temple Bar?

From TheJournal.ie Just who was Terry Keane, Charlie Haughey's mistress? Sweetie

Just who was Terry Keane, Charlie Haughey's mistress?

Keane and the former Taoiseach had a 27-year affair.

From TheJournal.ie Life experience: I lived as a house-sitter in Charlie Haughey's mansion ... it was pretty tacky Through The Keyhole

Life experience: I lived as a house-sitter in Charlie Haughey's mansion ... it was pretty tacky

There was a LOT of green going on — and, intriguingly, a locked room full of paperwork.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Irish beef, Boston bombings trial, Charlie Haughey, and ‘Welfare Wednesdays’ had everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Charles Haughey’s election as Fianna Fáil leader – the Northern Ireland factor Charles Haughey

Opinion: Charles Haughey’s election as Fianna Fáil leader – the Northern Ireland factor

What impact did Haughey’s stance (real or perceived) on Northern Ireland have on his successful election as Taoiseach and president of Fianna Fáil?

From TheJournal.ie Who exactly was everyone in Charlie last night? Who's Who

Who exactly was everyone in Charlie last night?

Some people were a little confused…

Here's how Twitter reacted to the first episode of Charlie

There were a LOT of Love/Hate comparisons.

From TheJournal.ie Seven things you need to know about Charlie ahead of tonight's show Haughey

Seven things you need to know about Charlie ahead of tonight's show

The three-part drama hits our screens tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce 1984 State Papers

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

From TheJournal.ie Aidan Gillen on becoming Charlie: 'It's not a sensationalist hatchet-job' Haughey

Aidan Gillen on becoming Charlie: 'It's not a sensationalist hatchet-job'

“There’s something unknowable about him for sure. I wasn’t expecting to find a definitive answer.”

From TheJournal.ie Check out the trailer for RTÉ's new Charlie Haughey drama Gubu Drama This post contains videos

Check out the trailer for RTÉ's new Charlie Haughey drama

“He was a fascinating, divisive character.”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The 1916 centenary is coming... but are we honouring the ideal of equality for all? Political Legacy

Opinion: The 1916 centenary is coming... but are we honouring the ideal of equality for all?

Is becoming ‘The Best Small Country In The World In Which To Do Business By 2016′ really the best ambition Ireland can have for the centenary year of the Rising?

From TheJournal.ie Helicopter rides and cigars: Here's what dinner with Charlie Haughey was like in 1987 Posh Nosh

Helicopter rides and cigars: Here's what dinner with Charlie Haughey was like in 1987

A touch of class from our former taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie "Brown envelopes, money and Ben Dunne...it’s about the worst ingredients if you want to win a seat" No Regrets

"Brown envelopes, money and Ben Dunne...it’s about the worst ingredients if you want to win a seat"

Ben Dunne says politicians never ask him for money.

From TheJournal.ie In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why? Bye Bye

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?

From TheJournal.ie Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined State Papers

Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined

Accompanied by Liam Lawlor, Haughey was there to arrange medical cooperation between the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK State Papers

Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK

State Papers show he planned to ‘bait’ Margaret Thatcher into talks on reunification using the plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland's Watergate': How the phone tapping scandal would lead to Haughey's downfall... eventually 1983

'Ireland's Watergate': How the phone tapping scandal would lead to Haughey's downfall... eventually

What was the phone tapping scandal? TheJournal.ie takes a step back in time and examines what was arguably the biggest political scandal in Irish history that would have consequences far beyond 1983.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly vs tobacco industry: Stop making smoking look attractive to girls Thank You For Not Smoking

James Reilly vs tobacco industry: Stop making smoking look attractive to girls

He follows in the footsteps of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey and ex-minister Micheál Martin in the vendetta against the habit.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Grace interview reveals Charlie Haughey helped buy his family their first house Home Owner

Brendan Grace interview reveals Charlie Haughey helped buy his family their first house

Brendan Grace said money he received from an action taken against the former Taoiseach allowed him buy his family home.

From TheJournal.ie Going, going... gone. Charles Haughey's former home sells for €5.5 million Gaffs

Going, going... gone. Charles Haughey's former home sells for €5.5 million

Abbeville, the Georgian mansion belonging to the former Taoiseach, had been on the market for 18 months after the company that owned it went into receivership.

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: The cast of RTÉ drama Charlie get to work Charlie This post contains images

In Pictures: The cast of RTÉ drama Charlie get to work

Aidan Gillen as Charlies Haughey and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara.

From TheJournal.ie Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades Safe House

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

It’s existence now secure after Friday’s referendum, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at some interesting moments from the history of the upper chamber…

From TheJournal.ie TV programme to recall events of Charles Haughey's GUBU years Bizarre And Unprecedented

TV programme to recall events of Charles Haughey's GUBU years

Two-part programme begins on TV3 tonight and will chart the rise and fall of Charles Haughey during the tumultuous events of 1982 and 1983.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remembering 'Garret the Good' and his legacy on Irish politics Opinion

Column: Remembering 'Garret the Good' and his legacy on Irish politics

In today’s poll-driven political culture we sometimes forget that to fail sometimes, you at least have to try. While Garret Fitzgerald did have failures, he also had the courage to do what he thought was right, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know where these photos of the 1984 European elections were taken? Mystery This post contains images

Do you know where these photos of the 1984 European elections were taken?

Do you recognise that school? Did you grow up on that street? Is that your ma?

From TheJournal.ie Extract: How contraception was ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’ Read Me

Extract: How contraception was ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

In 1979, Charles Haughey made his famous speech about contraception in Ireland. John Drennan looks back at that day in an extract from his new book.

From TheJournal.ie 1982: The term 'Irish Free State' deemed 'inappropriate' by An Taoiseach State Papers

1982: The term 'Irish Free State' deemed 'inappropriate' by An Taoiseach

The rebuttal was in response to a letter from England which suggested that the ‘Irish Free State’ should be renamed the ‘Irish Secular Free State’.

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