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# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 6 September, 2019

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest
# Decline And Fall
# Decline And Fall

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

Sep 6th 2019, 1:06 PM 20,262 Views 46 Comments

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef
# Trade Partners
# Trade Partners

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Dec 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 22,579 Views 45 Comments

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'
# State Papers
# State Papers

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

Dec 29th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,047 Views 31 Comments

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald
# What's The Big Idea?
# What's The Big Idea?

'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald

Dec 31st 2016, 3:00 PM 11,336 Views 12 Comments

William Long, from Essex, wrote to the then Taoiseach with his plans for Irish trade.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 30 December, 2016

A Donegal child wrote a letter to Garret FitzGerald in 1984 having a sly dig at Charlie Haughey
# Pen Pals
From The Daily Edge
# Pen Pals

A Donegal child wrote a letter to Garret FitzGerald in 1984 having a sly dig at Charlie Haughey

Dec 30th 2016, 9:30 AM 15,733 Views 9 Comments

“I don’t like the way Charlie is doing it”.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 1 January, 2016

The man who let the Taoiseach know exactly what he thought about Jack the Ripper being Irish
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

The man who let the Taoiseach know exactly what he thought about Jack the Ripper being Irish

Jan 1st 2016, 6:10 AM 15,576 Views 13 Comments

Talk about tarring us all with the same brush.

# garret-fitzgerald - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985
# Mansion House
# Mansion House

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

Dec 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 15,657 Views 115 Comments

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

'Say the daily rosary': This is the kind of fan mail you get when you're Taoiseach
# 1985 State Papers
# 1985 State Papers

'Say the daily rosary': This is the kind of fan mail you get when you're Taoiseach

Dec 30th 2015, 10:00 PM 14,304 Views 11 Comments

Garret Fitzgerald got quite a bit when he signed the Anglo-Irish agreement.

When Maggie dropped some epic shade on Garret FitzGerald...
# Ouch
# Ouch

When Maggie dropped some epic shade on Garret FitzGerald...

Dec 30th 2015, 6:30 AM 9,608 Views 29 Comments

Mrs Thatcher was not a fan of Ministers for Foreign Affairs.

Pornography being shown in pubs had the government in a fluster 30 years ago
# Nudey Films
# Nudey Films

Pornography being shown in pubs had the government in a fluster 30 years ago

Dec 30th 2015, 6:05 AM 25,530 Views 25 Comments

The government of the time was not one bit happy at the thought of sex shops coming to these shores either.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 4 January, 2015

This is the most sarcastic letter ever written about butter to a Taoiseach
# Can't Believe It's Not Better
# Can't Believe It's Not Better

This is the most sarcastic letter ever written about butter to a Taoiseach

Jan 4th 2015, 10:30 AM 27,088 Views 16 Comments

“We don’t watch TV anymore, we put the put the butter on the table and look at it.”

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 2 January, 2015

This 8-year-old wrote to the Taoiseach in 1984 because RTÉ was 'mean to block sunshine'
# Meanies
# Meanies

This 8-year-old wrote to the Taoiseach in 1984 because RTÉ was 'mean to block sunshine'

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:30 PM 25,428 Views 16 Comments

She said she wanted RTÉ to ‘stop being mean’ to a pirate radio station.

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Stop it! RTÉ was told to stop jamming pirate radio stations
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Stop it! RTÉ was told to stop jamming pirate radio stations

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,962 Views 21 Comments

Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald said the Government were not trying to be “spoil-sports”.

Enda Kenny might appoint a senator to the Cabinet*
# Garret The Good
# Garret The Good

Enda Kenny might appoint a senator to the Cabinet*

Dec 30th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,589 Views 31 Comments

*If he’s re-elected.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thatcher in '84: 'The Irish don't like to move, but they're all terribly happy to move to Britain'
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Thatcher in '84: 'The Irish don't like to move, but they're all terribly happy to move to Britain'

Dec 27th 2014, 8:17 PM 68,691 Views 163 Comments

The PM’s comments have been revealed in newly released state documents.

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago
# Dukes Of Hazard
# Dukes Of Hazard

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago

Dec 27th 2014, 2:16 PM 19,674 Views 37 Comments

State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald
# Grow Your Own
From The42
# Grow Your Own

More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald

May 21st 2014, 4:39 PM 3,652 Views 8 Comments

The southern province’s chief also insists ‘it was never policy’ to recruit an entirely Irish coaching ticket.

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?

Mar 11th 2014, 10:40 PM 22,967 Views 49 Comments

He is the man who helped Fine Gael become the largest party in the State but his involvement with the Rehab Group has caused controversy in recent weeks. Who is Frank Flannery? Let TheJournal.ie explain all.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 28 February, 2014

This video will get Fine Gael members totally psyched for their Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

This video will get Fine Gael members totally psyched for their Ard Fheis

Feb 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,942 Views 83 Comments

Everyone else? Not so much…

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

No room for Kidney as director in Munster structure -- Fitzgerald
# Axel
From The42
# Axel

No room for Kidney as director in Munster structure -- Fitzgerald

Feb 11th 2014, 2:08 PM 18,710 Views 35 Comments

The Munster CEO suggested that ‘common sense’ would make Anthony Foley the favourite to replace Rob Penney.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address
# Lecture
# Lecture

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address

Jan 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,162 Views 18 Comments

Sutherland and FitzGerland had a close working relationship, with the former Taoieach appointing the barrister Ireland’s Attorney General when he took office in 1981.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 3 January, 2014

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south
# 1984
# 1984

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:41 AM 26,989 Views 231 Comments

The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 27 December, 2013

Ex-senior garda advised Taoiseach not to appoint an 'outsider' as commissioner
# State Papers
# State Papers

Ex-senior garda advised Taoiseach not to appoint an 'outsider' as commissioner

Dec 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 19,311 Views 8 Comments

With the gardaí in crisis after the retirement of its two most senior officers over the phone tapping scandal, one former officer had some advice for Garret FitzGerald.

History lesson: What happened during the 1983 abortion referendum?
# 1983
# 1983

History lesson: What happened during the 1983 abortion referendum?

Dec 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 27,645 Views 94 Comments

Using first-hand materials gathered from the National Archives, we take a look at what happened before and after the contentious vote in 1983.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Column: Remembering 'Garret the Good' and his legacy on Irish politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Remembering 'Garret the Good' and his legacy on Irish politics

Jun 30th 2013, 8:15 AM 530 Views 70 Comments

In today’s poll-driven political culture we sometimes forget that to fail sometimes, you at least have to try. While Garret Fitzgerald did have failures, he also had the courage to do what he thought was right, writes David McCann.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 13 April, 2013

'Desperate' Ireland wanted Britain to send NATO troops to Northern Ireland
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Desperate' Ireland wanted Britain to send NATO troops to Northern Ireland

Apr 13th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,211 Views 39 Comments

A Wikileaks cable reveals that Garret FitzGerald asked the United States not to oppose any British reassignment of troops.

# garret-fitzgerald - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Garret Fitzgerald 'not taken in' by Russians during 1976 trade mission
# Trade
# Trade

Garret Fitzgerald 'not taken in' by Russians during 1976 trade mission

Apr 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,789 Views 15 Comments

In a wire from the US Embassy in Ireland, an aid to the ambassador said Ireland believes that ‘Godless’ communists are in league with Satan.

# garret-fitzgerald - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland

Apr 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 111,844 Views 0 Comments

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.

# garret-fitzgerald - Monday 8 April, 2013

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland

Apr 8th 2013, 1:16 PM 19,554 Views 143 Comments

Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Column: It’s 30 years since GUBU. Now THAT was a political battle.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s 30 years since GUBU. Now THAT was a political battle.

Aug 12th 2012, 8:30 AM 457 Views 20 Comments

University of Ulster politics academic David McCann recalls the events of 1982 – and says we’ve never seen such a politically-charged atmosphere in this country since that turbulent year.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 3 August, 2012

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
# Taoisigh Expenses
# Taoisigh Expenses

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme

Aug 3rd 2012, 10:30 AM 16,304 Views 101 Comments

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

# garret-fitzgerald - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Potential for growth in tourism sector highlighted at Summer School
# Tourism
# Tourism

Potential for growth in tourism sector highlighted at Summer School

Jul 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,484 Views 18 Comments

Leaders in the tourism sector highlighted paths for potential growth in the sector at the Garret FitzGerald Summer School in Killarney.

# garret-fitzgerald - Monday 28 May, 2012

New documents detail Fianna Fáil pressure on President Hillery in 1982
# History
# History

New documents detail Fianna Fáil pressure on President Hillery in 1982

May 28th 2012, 12:38 PM 3,811 Views 8 Comments

Logbooks released by a UCD-funded website detail calls placed to Áras an Uactaráin by Fianna Fáil members in a controversial move that had consequences for the party years later.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Penney to drop in as new Munster coach
# A Job To Do
From The42
# A Job To Do

Penney to drop in as new Munster coach

May 2nd 2012, 12:37 PM 4,307 Views 13 Comments

The Kiwi has been handed a two-year deal by the province who say that Anthony Foley will continue as forwards coach next season.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation
# USA! USA! USA!
# USA! USA! USA!

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation

Mar 21st 2012, 11:39 AM 3,584 Views 45 Comments

Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.

# garret-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 December, 2011

RIP: The people who died in 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

RIP: The people who died in 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 6:00 PM 11,611 Views 61 Comments

From Garret FitzGerald to Steve Jobs, we take a look at some of the people from politics, entertainment and sport who died this year.

# garret-fitzgerald - Friday 30 December, 2011

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust
# State Papers
# State Papers

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust

Dec 30th 2011, 9:06 AM 4,089 Views 3 Comments

Gaddafi’s intervention in the hunger strikes, Thatcher’s concessions and an advisor to Charlie Haughey who wasn’t best pleased with the state broadcaster. All revealed today…

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office
# Taoisigh
# Taoisigh

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office

Oct 5th 2011, 11:45 AM 47,352 Views 86 Comments

Details provided to Wicklow TD Anne Ferris show that the ‘Teflon Taoiseach’ has claimed over €10,000 in phone expenses alone.

# garret-fitzgerald - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

First family home of the late Garret FitzGerald goes under the hammer
# Property
# Property

First family home of the late Garret FitzGerald goes under the hammer

May 25th 2011, 11:24 AM 2,393 Views 0 Comments

The FitzGeralds bought the house for £4,250 in 1959. It’s expected to fetch €1.3 million at auction tomorrow.

# garret-fitzgerald - Monday 23 May, 2011

Kenny tells Obama: Bring your golf clubs next time
# Obama
# Obama

Kenny tells Obama: Bring your golf clubs next time

May 23rd 2011, 12:27 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

The bailout, Northern Ireland, the Queen’s visit, the Republic’s role in the world, and golf were among the topics discussed by president Barack Obama and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh house this morning.

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