Patrick O’Brien had pleaded guilty to 16 charges of rape and indecent assault at Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road in Dun Laoighaire from 1973 to 1982. Photograph: Alan Betson

The prison sentence imposed on the father of abuse victim Fiona Doyle was “unduly lenient” the Court of Appeal has found.Patrick O’Brien (75) had plea(...)

Patrick O’Brien was appointed to oversee a restructuring and change in name from Quinn Insurance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Patrick O’Brien has resigned as chief executive of Liberty Insurance Ireland and will be replaced by Tom McIlduff, subject to the approval of the Ce(...)

Enda Brien’s settlement is without admission of liability. Photograph: Reuters

A teenage boy who is brain damaged and confined to a wheelchair has secured €2.5m settlement of his High Court action against a doctor over alleged n(...)

 Conor Brady on writing The Guarding of Ireland – the Garda Síochána and the Irish State 1960 – 2014: “A big task to research everything that happened over half a century with very few papers available”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

What was the first book to make an impression on you? Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. A disturbingly subversive book for an adolescent schoolboy(...)

 Liberty Mutual is planning to expand its presence in Ireland by acquiring Hughes Insurance. Photo: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Boston-based insurer Liberty Mutual is planning to expand its presence in Ireland by acquiring Hughes Insurance, a leading broker in Northern Ireland.(...)

Patrick O’Brien (30) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dishonestly inducing money from an 82-year-old Dublin man last year.

A Limerick man who tricked an 82 year-old Dubliner out of €600 by pretending to clean his gutters has been sentenced to two years in prison.Patrick O’(...)

Patrick O’Brien: “I’ve had to beg and borrow but I feel proud of what I’ve achieved and I’m really optimistic about the future.”

Patrick O’Brien chose the name Green Juice to emphasise the Irishness of his juice and smoothies business. What is special about your business?We made(...)

Liberty Insurance chief executive Patrick O’Brien declined to comment on the purchase price of the IBRC shares but said it represented “fair value” for his US parent.

PAMELA NEWENHAMBoston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance Group is believed to have paid just over €100 million to acquire the 49 per cent stake in its Ir(...)

Sgt Ken O’Sullivan told Cork Circuit Court how five men were among a group who attended a pre-planned sulky race between horses called Christy’s Filly and Russian Lady at 8am on May 5th, 2012 on the main Cork-Mallow Road over a 2km stretch.  Photograph: Youtube

Five men have been jailed for three months each after they failed in their appeal against custodial sentences for their involvement in a sulky race on(...)

Pat O’Brien: chief executive of Liberty Insurance Ireland. “We’re expecting to be more or less break-even from an underwriting perspective and then it depends what happens on the investment side.  “The intention is to reach break even this year and then move into profitability in 2014.”

Liberty Insurance made a profit of €16 million in 2012, its first full year of trading after Seán Quinn’s former insurance bus(...)