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#Charlie Haughey

# charlie-haughey - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Roger Casement statues, the Department of Finance is involved in nearly every government decision.

# charlie-haughey - Monday 30 December, 2019

Charlie Haughey's hotel suite during a visit to France was triple the cost of the room given to another minister

The government also took special care with the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah.

# charlie-haughey - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'

Ireland and the UK disagreed over how to handle the case of Fr Patrick Ryan, and the US considered intervening, State papers reveal.

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.

# charlie-haughey - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

# charlie-haughey - Friday 29 December, 2017

'My feelings go deeper than anger': Thatcher lambasted Haughey during aftermath of Enniskillen bomb

Details of the row about extradition procedures have been revealed in freshly released state papers.

# charlie-haughey - Saturday 25 February, 2017

What can Fine Gael learn from previous heaves against long-serving party leaders?

Fine Gael’s succession looks all very amicable at the moment but there are lessons in the past from the likes of Bertie Ahern.

# charlie-haughey - Friday 30 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge A Donegal child wrote a letter to Garret FitzGerald in 1984 having a sly dig at Charlie Haughey Pen Pals

A Donegal child wrote a letter to Garret FitzGerald in 1984 having a sly dig at Charlie Haughey

“I don’t like the way Charlie is doing it”.

# charlie-haughey - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Uno duce, una voce: The story behind THAT infamous PJ Mara remark

The late Fianna Fáil advisor came to public prominence in 1985 after an infamous comment about Charlie Haughey… and accompanying goose step.

# charlie-haughey - Sunday 20 September, 2015

How would Charlie Haughey have handled the water charges debacle? Way Beyond Our Means This post contains videos

How would Charlie Haughey have handled the water charges debacle?

Seán Haughey talks about the RTÉ drama, his father’s legacy and how he would’ve handled a modern day controversy.

# charlie-haughey - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Back to the future: Haughey could be running for the Dáil after tomorrow night

The son of the late former taoiseach is the favourite to take the Fianna Fáil nomination in Dublin Bay North.

# charlie-haughey - Monday 11 May, 2015

Inside the dilapidated Haughey estate that is due to be turned into a resort Needs Work This post contains images

Inside the dilapidated Haughey estate that is due to be turned into a resort

The former taoiseach sold Abbeville in 2003 to settle his mounting debts.

# charlie-haughey - Friday 20 March, 2015

Maureen Haughey recalls how her father escaped death in the Easter Rising

The wife of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey made a rare public appearance today.

# charlie-haughey - Monday 2 March, 2015

Some Japanese hoteliers with an unusual staff policy have bought Charlie Haughey's mansion

The family are behind the major Toyoko Inn chain.

# charlie-haughey - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge These Taoiseach-themed greeting cards are simply perfect Boomtime Rats

Looking for an alternative Valentine's Day card this year?

Charlie’s card comes with its own brown envelope.

# charlie-haughey - Saturday 24 January, 2015

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

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

# charlie-haughey - Monday 19 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge RTÉ investigating 'plagiarised' Charlie monologue Ortolan

RTÉ investigating 'plagiarised' Charlie monologue

A speech from the second episode was allegedly lifted from an article by a US journalist.

So was the final episode of Charlie actually any good?

Review: The final part of the landmark RTÉ drama whizzes through Haughey’s final years in office.

# charlie-haughey - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Fianna Fáil TD thinks Charlie is 'dreadfully unfair' Reaction This post contains videos

Fianna Fáil TD thinks Charlie is 'dreadfully unfair'

Dara Calleary has been responding to the RTÉ drama in an interview with

# charlie-haughey - Monday 12 January, 2015

Seán Doherty's daughter says Charlie is a 'vicious attack' on her father

The former justice minister features prominently in episode two of the RTÉ drama.

So, was episode two of Charlie actually any good?

Review: Aidan Gillen is excellent again but other characters come into their own in the second instalment.

# charlie-haughey - Monday 5 January, 2015

Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)

Footage of the stunning mammals was captured around the Blaskets and Dingle Bay last summer. The resulting film is set to air over two nights this week.

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?

Mary O'Rourke was 'a bit troubled' by Charlie's depiction of Brian Lenihan

The sister of the late former tánaiste has been speaking about the RTÉ drama this morning.

So after all the hype was episode one of Charlie actually any good?

Review: While Aidan Gillen nails the portrayal of the former taoiseach other characters leave a lot to be desired.

# charlie-haughey - Friday 2 January, 2015

Here's what you'll be watching, reading and listening to in 2015

Looking for new books, music, films and TV shows this year? We’ve got you covered.

# charlie-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.”

# charlie-haughey - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Aidan Gillen is the SPIT of Charlie Haughey in the new RTÉ drama Gubu

# charlie-haughey - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Check out this short video of Charlie Haughey telling us 'we're living way beyond our means'

“I wish to talk to you this evening about the state of the nation’s affairs and the picture I have to paint is not, unfortunately, a very cheerful one.”

# charlie-haughey - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Was Charlie Haughey really beaten with an iron bar on the morning of the Budget?

There is confusion after the new claim emerged last weekend.

# charlie-haughey - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Check out this Dáil row between Charlie Haughey, Dick Spring and John Bruton in 1991 Back In The Day This post contains videos

# charlie-haughey - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Nidge on the new Charlie Haughey drama: 'I was amazed to find out that it was all true'

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, more famous for his role in Love/Hate, plays PJ Mara in RTÉ’s new drama about the former taoiseach.

Here's what Aidan Gillen looks like as Charlie Haughey in RTÉ's new drama

And Nidge looks a lot like Haughey’s enforcer PJ Mara…

# charlie-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.

# charlie-haughey - Thursday 17 July, 2014

In search of dolphins aboard Charlie Haughey's old yacht

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are making the most of the fine weather today, as they set off on their mission to survey the dolphin population in the North West

# charlie-haughey - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day Hook Head This post contains images

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day

The southeast coast is the place to be for whale and dolphin watchers at this time of year…

# charlie-haughey - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their homes

If they required them, that is. The Fine Gael-led coalition tried to get them back in 1983 after they came to power.

# charlie-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.

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