Martin Mansergh: Higgins deserves respect for his brave and laudable decision
The President would be put in a false position if his presence at the partition commemoration in Armagh were interpreted as a gesture of approval by the Irish state
Martin Mansergh: It’s in all our interests that this government succeeds
Political allegiances aside, what really matters is this coalition’s ability to govern properly in a time of crisis
Johnson’s brinkmanship may end with Britain going over the brink
The British prime minister’s ‘do or die’ promise to leave by October 31 has become a virility symbol, and the no-deal scenario is partly a ploy to intimidate Ireland and the EU
Albert Reynolds 1932-2014 : Reynolds' Northern legacy cements his place in history
As Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds employed skill, guile and guts to help bring the Peace Process into being, writes Martin Mansergh.
Reid's energy and humanity drove the early peace process
With the death of Father Alec Reid, Ireland has lost someone who was an initiator of the peace process and its principal enabler in its early years, until a complete IRA ceasefire was achieved on August 31, 1994.