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# Jack Lynch

Last year
Watch: Stunning David Beckham-esque goal lights up First Division clash
Take a bow, Jack Lynch.
All time
'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.
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.
Check out this short video of former taoiseach Jack Lynch singing 'De Banks'
A politician, a GAA star and a singer…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tributes paid to late ceann comhairle Pádraig Faulkner
A former government minister and ceann comhairle, the Fianna Fáil stalwart died yesterday.
'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.
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.
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.