Martin Mansergh

Martin Mansergh

Johnson’s brinkmanship may end with Britain going over the brink

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

Peace is a long-term project, and worth defending

Peace is a long-term project, and worth defending

The power relationship between the two wings of republicanism has been completely reversed

Albert Reynolds 1932-2014 : Reynolds' Northern legacy cements his place in history

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

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.

Building the last substantial bridge

Building the last substantial bridge

The visit of Queen Elizabeth reflected something even more than the achievements of the peace process

The man in the middle

The man in the middle

Even Ahern’s most ardent critics have to acknowledge how much he has contributed to Ireland’s exceptional political stability over the last decade.