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# jack-lynch - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'The Phibsboro Flop': When Pele came to Dublin and was ripped to shreds by the press

The football icon – who celebrated his 78th birthday earlier this week – experienced a forgettable time in Ireland in 1972.

# jack-lynch - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland

In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.

# jack-lynch - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Check out this short video of former taoiseach Jack Lynch singing 'De Banks'

A politician, a GAA star and a singer…

# jack-lynch - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

The GAA is absolutely not 'wielding power in any political sense'

As the trend of former GAA players turning to politics continues, we ask political expert Eoin O’Malley if the GAA has any power over the Irish electorate.

# jack-lynch - Sunday 23 February, 2014

6 high-profile sportspeople turned into successful politicians

With Kenneth Egan set to face the electorate, we look at some former sportspeople who turned to politics.

# jack-lynch - Friday 27 December, 2013

This underwear ad in the RTÉ Guide caused a bit of a stir in 1978

In the late 70s and early 80s, there were also a number of complaints about about inappropriate content in men’s magazines.

TDs worried about impact Dáil TV and radio broadcasts would have on their dignity

Here’s how the current Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett, played a key role in opening-up the Dáil to broadcasters.

# jack-lynch - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Column: What is Jack Lynch's legacy?

Despite the highs and lows of his political career, former Taoiseach Jack Lynch was still described as “the most popular politician since Daniel O’Connell”, writes David McCann on the 14th anniversary of the death.

# jack-lynch - 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.

# jack-lynch - 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.

# jack-lynch - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Column: Jack Lynch's victory 35 years today was a PR one...

…But while the watershed campaign gave Fianna Fáil a landslide in 1977, writes David McCann, the triumph was short-lived and carries lessons for us today.

# jack-lynch - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Tributes paid to late ceann comhairle Pádraig Faulkner

A former government minister and ceann comhairle, the Fianna Fáil stalwart died yesterday.

# jack-lynch - Monday 26 March, 2012

'I was armed with a pistol' as Minister for Justice, says Des O'Malley

O’Malley served on Jack Lynch’s cabinet following the 1970 arms crisis and IRA split.

# jack-lynch - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Smithwick Tribunal: Former minister disputes evidence about Jack Lynch

Gerry Collins, who was Jack Lynch’s minister for justice, disputes a former RUC officer’s claims that Lynch ordered no assistance.

# jack-lynch - Sunday 4 December, 2011

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In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past

Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.