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Dáil Éireann

Arts hub chief is in for the long haul

Newly appointed arts hub chief Michael Lynch says he is determined to stay in his post much longer than his predecessor.

Friday, 5 August, 2011, 12:00am

Firm will not have to reveal location of gold

The provisional liquidation of 3D-Gold Jewellery Holdings has spared the gold company from disclosing the whereabouts of HK$24 million in gold bars owned by a Japanese bank.

22 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

If You Could See Me Now

If You Could See Me Now

by Cecelia Ahern

Harper Collins, HK$90

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Deals with China take time, Ahern tells Irish firms

Irish companies seeking partnerships on the mainland and in Hong Kong need to invest a lot of time in building relationships, Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern told a meeting of Irish and Hong Kong businesspeople yesterday.

Mr Ahern was in Hong Kong on the last stop of a visit to China, leading the largest foreign trade mission in Irish history.

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Arms embargo could end by July, says Irish PM

Visiting Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern yesterday reaffirmed in Beijing that the European Union's 15-year-old embargo on arms sales to the mainland could be lifted by July.

Mr Ahern, who met Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday, said technical work on a code of practice for arms sales was nearing completion.

20 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Every picture tells only half a story

Your picture on Page 14 yesterday of the recent Irish state funeral for IRA independence fighters hanged by the British in 1920-21, prior to the setting up of the Irish Free State in 1922 under the provisions of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, is a reminder of an unforgivable British atrocity.

17 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Rich stew in rain at forum bash

Globalisation. Love it, hate it? Okay, you might disagree with unruly mobs shutting down business conferences, but you have to admit a certain irony at all those tycoons getting locked out of their own bash.

Yesterday, about 300 saw a lot of a grey, drizzly Melbourne from the back of a bus, but alas, none of the World Economic Forum.

12 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

bertie ahern

Bertie Ahern is the prime minister of Ireland, a position which is referred to in Gaelic as An Taoiseach. The satirical British publication Private Eye used to publish spoof letters from Margaret Thatcher's husband, Denis, to his golfing partner, in which he made regular mention of The Teasock, usually prefixed by such choice adjectives as 'bogtrotting' and 'potato-eating'.

27 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Hope of early talks fades

THE peace process faced deep problems yesterday ahead of United States President Bill Clinton's visit to the province later this week with disagreement over the latest proposals put forward by Dublin.

Downing Street yesterday suggested the proposals, put forward in a document from Dublin on Sunday, amounted to a reworking of old ideas, a view rejected by sources in Ireland.

28 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Former PM joins board

ALBERT Reynolds, the former prime minister of Ireland, has been appointed a director of the board of China Strategic Holdings.

Mr Reynolds, who served as prime minister from 1992 to 1994, previously held the posts of minister for finance and minister for industry, trade and commerce.

6 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

A real chance for peace

SIX months of peace have had a powerful impact on ordinary people in Northern Ireland. A groundswell of support for the peace process has finally isolated extremist gunmen and politicians, which may explain the apparent reluctance of anyone of significance to consign the document to the dustbin of history.

24 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Reynolds back at the helm

DUBLIN: Parliament, ending almost two months of political turmoil, yesterday elected Mr Albert Reynolds to head a coalition government with the largest majority in Ireland's history.

Mr Reynolds was re-elected prime minister after hammering out a coalition deal with the resurgent Labour Party headed by Mr Dick Spring.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am