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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Liam Cosgrave

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# Dublin
Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home
An archaeological discovery of “medium-high” significance was made at the Knocklyon site earlier this year.
Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest
The former Taoiseach’s life was remembered in Dublin today.
Liam Cosgrave to be given a 'limited State funeral' as per his family's wishes
The former Taoiseach passed away yesterday aged 97.
# Former Taoiseach
Varadkar signs book of condolence for 'true patriot' Liam Cosgrave as tributes continue
Cosgrave was the last-remaining former Taoiseach born before the formation of the Irish State.
Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave dies aged 97
Cosgrave was Taoiseach between 1973 and 1977.
# Across the water
'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s
On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.
Column: Living with the legacy of corruption
Young Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe says the corruption revealed in the Mahon report makes it difficult to repair public’s trust in politics.
# Mahon Tribunal
Mahon: Frank Dunlop bribed councillors for rezoning of M50 lands
The Tribunal has found that Frank Dunlop made the corrupt payments to the councillors on behalf of businessman Jim Kennedy.
# Abortion
Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?
The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. explains what it’s all about…
# pic of the day
Forty years ago today...Liam Cosgrave became Taoiseach
Here he is now, aged 92.
Column: The Government could learn from the mistakes of Cosgrave's National Coalition
On the 40th anniversary of the election of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition that ended a record sixteen years of Fianna Fáil government, David McCann reflects on what lessons the current government should take from its predecessors.
# State Papers
What did the Taoiseach want for lunch in 1973?
One thing he wanted was an “appropriate soup”…
# State Papers
How much was a round of drinks in 1973?
Let’s look at the Taoiseach’s drink bill to find out…
# Taoisigh expenses
€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, can reveal.
# Gone Fishin
Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?
Bertie, Albert, Brian and co. What are they up to these days?
# Corruption
Liam Cosgrave faces corruption trial as appeal dismissed by Supreme Court
The former Fine Gael TD is accused of receiving corrupt payments from developer Frank Dunlop and the Chief Justice ruled that a trial would be in the public interest.
# High Court
High Court refuses Cosgrave access to documents
Former TD Liam Cosgrave is charged with receiving corrupt payments.
# Easter Rising
Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Mary McAleese took part in the ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising on Dublin’s O’Connell Street earlier today.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
This evening’s Daily Fix includes: new online suicide prevention initiative launched; Guantanamo terror trials to resume; and a trapped Bieber.
# Courts
High Court approves Liam Cosgrave challenge
Former TD given green light to challenge corruption charges made against him.