Emily O’Reilly: How many more lives might be saved or public health further safeguarded if the tobacco directive had been even stricter, if clever lobbyists hadn’t been able to nibble around its edges? Photograph: Bartlomiej Zborowski/EPA

Lobbyists do a very straightforward job. They try to influence legislators to do things, or not to do things, that affect the bottom line of the peopl(...)

Fatboy Slim is probably the artist most closely associated with Brighton’s Skint label, but he wasn’t the only horse in the stable. Initia(...)

‘Musicians, their managers and many others are frustrated. The black box of hidden transactions in the music business, while maybe not illegal, is a recipe for chicanery,’ says musician David Byrne. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Musicians are known for speaking out on issues such as human rights, politics and the environment. They are less known for speaking out about how the (...)

A family member shows a photograph of  David Byrne on her  phone outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin after Marcus Kirwan was found guilty of his murder. Photograph: Collins Courts

A teenager jailed for life two years ago, having lured another teen to his death by pretending to be a girl, has moved to appeal his conviction for mu(...)

David Byrne of Lisney: buyers have become more price-sensitive

As 2015 arrives at its halfway mark the property sector has put in a strong first half with house sales up by more than a third on the same period (...)

Cian O’Sullivan: valuable for his dynamism and mobility around midfield for Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For much of the build-up to this Leinster senior football quarter-final the mood has been “Charge of the Light Brigade” – with added unhappiness ov(...)

26 Northbrook Road, Dublin 6:   extends to 473sq m (5,091sq ft) over three floors with a substantial four-storey return to the rear

A semi-detached Victorian house used up to recently as a nursing home at 26 Northbrook Road, Dublin 6, goes for sale today through David Byrne of Lisn(...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

Dutch Supertrawler ‘Annelies Ilena’. It was among a fleet of Dutch vessels working some 100 nautical miles northwest of Tory Island when approached by a joint Naval Service/Sea Fisheries Protection Agency patrol on November 22nd, 2013.

The 922nd boarding by a Naval Service fishery patrol in 2013 could have been a routine affair, but for the vessel’s size and history.The 144-metre Dut(...)

Úna Molloy works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dublin. Photograph: Conor Molloy

Úna Molloy works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dub(...)