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#Charles Haughey

# charles-haughey - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

'Dear Charlie': State Papers reveal 'warm congratulations' sent after Haughey regained power in 1989

While Iran sent flowers, Pakistan praised Haughey’s “outstanding qualities of wisdom and leadership” after the general election.

# charles-haughey - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Haughey meeting with TV deflector group could give them 'veneer of respectability', officials warned

The Deflector Association of Munster strongly opposed the Government’s introduction of MMDS broadcasting.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'Best, clearest, latest state-of-the-art binoculars in the world' for Haughey during Japan visit

Naturally, as Taoiseach, Haughey was given two free pairs.

# charles-haughey - Saturday 28 December, 2019

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six

“This will be the 16th Christmas that my father and the five men… will spend imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit,” one letter said.

The 1989 letters exchanged between a Birmingham Six prisoner and Charlie Haughey

“This is the first positive thing you have done for us,” Paddy Joe Hill said in a handwritten letter to the Fianna Fáil Taoiseach.

# charles-haughey - Friday 28 December, 2018

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.

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.

'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.

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.

# charles-haughey - Friday 25 August, 2017

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.

# charles-haughey - Friday 17 March, 2017

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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 2 October, 2016

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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 15 May, 2016

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.

# charles-haughey - Thursday 31 December, 2015

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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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?

# charles-haughey - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge 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.”

# charles-haughey - Friday 10 April, 2015

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

Could the area become the new Temple Bar?

# charles-haughey - Saturday 24 January, 2015

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

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

# charles-haughey - Monday 19 January, 2015

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.

# charles-haughey - Monday 5 January, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

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?

Who exactly was everyone in Charlie last night?

Some people were a little confused…

From The Daily Edge Here's how Twitter reacted to the first episode of Charlie Charlie

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

There were a LOT of Love/Hate comparisons.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 4 January, 2015

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

The three-part drama hits our screens tonight.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 28 December, 2014

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.

# charles-haughey - Saturday 6 December, 2014

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.”

# charles-haughey - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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.”

# charles-haughey - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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?

# charles-haughey - Sunday 3 August, 2014

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

A touch of class from our former taoiseach.

# charles-haughey - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

Ben Dunne says politicians never ask him for money.

# charles-haughey - Monday 24 March, 2014

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?

# charles-haughey - Saturday 28 December, 2013

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.

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.

# charles-haughey - Friday 27 December, 2013

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

What was the phone tapping scandal? 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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 24 November, 2013

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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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.

# charles-haughey - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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.

# charles-haughey - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

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

# charles-haughey - Monday 19 August, 2013

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.

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