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#Charles Haughey

# charles-haughey - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Haughey rebuked British ambassador after Thatcher questioned Ireland’s will to defeat IRA
# State Papers 1990
# State Papers 1990

Haughey rebuked British ambassador after Thatcher questioned Ireland’s will to defeat IRA

Dec 27th 2020, 5:02 PM 35,633 Views 33 Comments

An Irish official relayed that ambassador Sir Nicholas Fenn explained Thatcher had been speaking with a “certain sense of exasperation”.

Irish Government rejected request to stand bail for Birmingham Six months before they were released
# Birmingham Six
# Birmingham Six

Irish Government rejected request to stand bail for Birmingham Six months before they were released

Dec 27th 2020, 7:28 AM 24,322 Views 38 Comments

State papers reveal that government officials were concerned that it would be embarrassing if the men’s convictions were upheld.

# charles-haughey - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 17,611 Views 19 Comments

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 GREAT DEFLECTOR
# THE GREAT DEFLECTOR

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

Dec 31st 2019, 11:00 PM 18,723 Views 12 Comments

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
# DEAR MR PRESIDENT
# DEAR MR PRESIDENT

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

Dec 29th 2019, 6:00 PM 22,619 Views 27 Comments

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
# State Papers
# State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 15,909 Views 24 Comments

“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
# State Papers
# State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,602 Views 4 Comments

“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
# François Mitterrand
# François Mitterrand

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

Dec 28th 2018, 5:00 PM 20,980 Views 14 Comments

“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
# STATE PAPERS 2018
# STATE PAPERS 2018

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

Dec 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 14,983 Views 13 Comments

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
# State Papers
# State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2018, 12:25 AM 24,251 Views 38 Comments

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
# STATE PAPERS 2018
# STATE PAPERS 2018

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

Dec 28th 2018, 12:10 AM 48,872 Views 71 Comments

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
# 1988
# 1988

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

Aug 25th 2017, 3:11 PM 29,414 Views 91 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Mar 17th 2017, 8:13 AM 25,140 Views 39 Comments

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
# RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Oct 2nd 2016, 2:06 PM 19,302 Views 20 Comments

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
# Haughey's Right-hand Man
# Haughey's Right-hand Man

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

May 15th 2016, 2:02 PM 33,916 Views 31 Comments

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
# Mansion House
# Mansion House

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

Dec 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 15,642 Views 115 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 19th 2015, 7:30 PM 134 Views 42 Comments

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

Is Aidan Gillen using his Haughey voice on Game of Thrones? People seem to think so
# Littlefinger
From The Daily Edge
# Littlefinger

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

Apr 15th 2015, 11:35 AM 3,891 Views 7 Comments

“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
# Dublin Town
# Dublin Town

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

Apr 10th 2015, 11:43 AM 8,549 Views 39 Comments

Could the area become the new Temple Bar?

# charles-haughey - Saturday 24 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 24th 2015, 9:15 AM 59,027 Views 65 Comments

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
# Through The Keyhole
# Through The Keyhole

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

Jan 19th 2015, 8:30 PM 40,103 Views 15 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jan 5th 2015, 11:04 PM 28,407 Views 2 Comments

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
# Charles Haughey
# Charles Haughey

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

Jan 5th 2015, 1:00 PM 214 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Who's Who
# Who's Who

Who exactly was everyone in Charlie last night?

Jan 5th 2015, 9:19 AM 28,304 Views 21 Comments

Some people were a little confused…

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

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

Jan 5th 2015, 7:48 AM 31,426 Views 32 Comments

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
# Haughey
# Haughey

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

Jan 4th 2015, 9:00 PM 89,863 Views 129 Comments

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
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,760 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Haughey
# Haughey

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

Dec 6th 2014, 7:57 PM 14,519 Views 19 Comments

“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
# Gubu Drama

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

Dec 4th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,492 Views 29 Comments

“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?
# Political Legacy
# Political Legacy

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

Dec 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 226 Views 145 Comments

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
# Posh Nosh
# Posh Nosh

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

Aug 3rd 2014, 5:30 PM 31,954 Views 48 Comments

A touch of class from our former taoiseach.

# charles-haughey - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 10:24 PM 23,921 Views 41 Comments

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?
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

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

Mar 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 42,040 Views 58 Comments

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
# State Papers
# State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,959 Views 39 Comments

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
# State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,087 Views 17 Comments

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
# 1983
# 1983

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

Dec 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 12,943 Views 19 Comments

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.

# charles-haughey - Sunday 24 November, 2013

James Reilly vs tobacco industry: Stop making smoking look attractive to girls
# Thank You For Not Smoking
# Thank You For Not Smoking

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

Nov 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,159 Views 98 Comments

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
# Home Owner
# Home Owner

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

Nov 17th 2013, 7:30 AM 27,591 Views 97 Comments

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
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

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

Nov 12th 2013, 7:33 AM 20,982 Views 47 Comments

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
# Charlie

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

Oct 19th 2013, 11:05 AM 27,906 Views 24 Comments

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

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