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#Garret Fitzgerald

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 6 September, 2019

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald

William Long, from Essex, wrote to the then Taoiseach with his plans for Irish trade.

# garret-fitzgerald - 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”.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 1 January, 2016

The man who let the Taoiseach know exactly what he thought about Jack the Ripper being Irish

Talk about tarring us all with the same brush.

# garret-fitzgerald - 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.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

'Say the daily rosary': This is the kind of fan mail you get when you're Taoiseach

Garret Fitzgerald got quite a bit when he signed the Anglo-Irish agreement.

When Maggie dropped some epic shade on Garret FitzGerald...

Mrs Thatcher was not a fan of Ministers for Foreign Affairs.

Pornography being shown in pubs had the government in a fluster 30 years ago

The government of the time was not one bit happy at the thought of sex shops coming to these shores either.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 4 January, 2015

This is the most sarcastic letter ever written about butter to a Taoiseach

“We don’t watch TV anymore, we put the put the butter on the table and look at it.”

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 2 January, 2015

This 8-year-old wrote to the Taoiseach in 1984 because RTÉ was 'mean to block sunshine'

She said she wanted RTÉ to ‘stop being mean’ to a pirate radio station.

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Stop it! RTÉ was told to stop jamming pirate radio stations

Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald said the Government were not trying to be “spoil-sports”.

Enda Kenny might appoint a senator to the Cabinet*

*If he’s re-elected.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thatcher in '84: 'The Irish don't like to move, but they're all terribly happy to move to Britain'

The PM’s comments have been revealed in newly released state documents.

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago

State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The42 More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald Grow Your Own

More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald

The southern province’s chief also insists ‘it was never policy’ to recruit an entirely Irish coaching ticket.

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?

He is the man who helped Fine Gael become the largest party in the State but his involvement with the Rehab Group has caused controversy in recent weeks. Who is Frank Flannery? Let TheJournal.ie explain all.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 28 February, 2014

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From The42 No room for Kidney as director in Munster structure -- Fitzgerald Axel

No room for Kidney as director in Munster structure -- Fitzgerald

The Munster CEO suggested that ‘common sense’ would make Anthony Foley the favourite to replace Rob Penney.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address

Sutherland and FitzGerland had a close working relationship, with the former Taoieach appointing the barrister Ireland’s Attorney General when he took office in 1981.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 3 January, 2014

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 27 December, 2013

Ex-senior garda advised Taoiseach not to appoint an 'outsider' as commissioner

With the gardaí in crisis after the retirement of its two most senior officers over the phone tapping scandal, one former officer had some advice for Garret FitzGerald.

History lesson: What happened during the 1983 abortion referendum?

Using first-hand materials gathered from the National Archives, we take a look at what happened before and after the contentious vote in 1983.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 30 June, 2013

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.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 13 April, 2013

'Desperate' Ireland wanted Britain to send NATO troops to Northern Ireland

A Wikileaks cable reveals that Garret FitzGerald asked the United States not to oppose any British reassignment of troops.

# garret-fitzgerald - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Garret Fitzgerald 'not taken in' by Russians during 1976 trade mission

In a wire from the US Embassy in Ireland, an aid to the ambassador said Ireland believes that ‘Godless’ communists are in league with Satan.

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland Margaret Thatcher This post contains videos

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland

Assassination attempts, the Hunger Strikes, and historic agreements were just some of the events involving Britain and Ireland that took place during the Iron Lady’s 11 years as Prime Minister.

# garret-fitzgerald - Monday 8 April, 2013

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland Margaret Thatcher This post contains images

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland

Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Column: It’s 30 years since GUBU. Now THAT was a political battle.

University of Ulster politics academic David McCann recalls the events of 1982 – and says we’ve never seen such a politically-charged atmosphere in this country since that turbulent year.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 3 August, 2012

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme Exclusive

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Potential for growth in tourism sector highlighted at Summer School

Leaders in the tourism sector highlighted paths for potential growth in the sector at the Garret FitzGerald Summer School in Killarney.

# garret-fitzgerald - Monday 28 May, 2012

New documents detail Fianna Fáil pressure on President Hillery in 1982

Logbooks released by a UCD-funded website detail calls placed to Áras an Uactaráin by Fianna Fáil members in a controversial move that had consequences for the party years later.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

From The42 Penney to drop in as new Munster coach A Job To Do

Penney to drop in as new Munster coach

The Kiwi has been handed a two-year deal by the province who say that Anthony Foley will continue as forwards coach next season.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation USA! USA! USA! This post contains images

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation

Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 December, 2011

RIP: The people who died in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

RIP: The people who died in 2011

From Garret FitzGerald to Steve Jobs, we take a look at some of the people from politics, entertainment and sport who died this year.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 30 December, 2011

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust State Papers This post contains images

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust

Gaddafi’s intervention in the hunger strikes, Thatcher’s concessions and an advisor to Charlie Haughey who wasn’t best pleased with the state broadcaster. All revealed today…

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office

Details provided to Wicklow TD Anne Ferris show that the ‘Teflon Taoiseach’ has claimed over €10,000 in phone expenses alone.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

First family home of the late Garret FitzGerald goes under the hammer Property This post contains images

First family home of the late Garret FitzGerald goes under the hammer

The FitzGeralds bought the house for £4,250 in 1959. It’s expected to fetch €1.3 million at auction tomorrow.

# garret-fitzgerald - Monday 23 May, 2011

Kenny tells Obama: Bring your golf clubs next time

The bailout, Northern Ireland, the Queen’s visit, the Republic’s role in the world, and golf were among the topics discussed by president Barack Obama and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh house this morning.

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