Ballycumber Wind Farm is seeking injunctions preventing  protesters from impeding, interfering or obstructing works to link the wind farm with the ESB substation. Photograph:  Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Protesters against a Co Wicklow wind farm were putting themselves in danger in a bid to prevent the laying of cables connected to the development, the(...)

William O’Brien: He was a former director of Murphy’s brewery in Cork and was partly responsible for convincing Heineken to take it over

Willie O’Brien, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful crane- and plant-hire companies. A lifelong support(...)

James McGee, chief executive of Athlone Extrusions. He started  as a forklift driver  at the company’s predecessor more than 45 years ago. “I never got told to go home so I’m still here.” Photographer Eric Molloy

As words of encouragement go, the final words spoken to the 11-year-old James McGee by his headmaster lacked kindness. He told the young boy, who was(...)

Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

In 1994, a young Dublin photographer hopped on his bike and headed for Tallaght in search of a story. Marc O’Sullivan was working for The Big Issue ma(...)

JCB chairman Lord Bamford:  the construction equipment giant is quitting the CBI business lobbying group amid reports of clashes over Brexit.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Construction equipment giant JCB is quitting the UK’s CBI business lobbying group amid reports of clashes over Brexit. Lord Bamford, whose father fou(...)

Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston, who has defected from the Leave camp over NHS financing. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

A senior Tory MP has abandoned the Leave campaign in the first major political defection of the referendum debate. The move by Sarah Wollaston, a doc(...)

Father-of-one Kenneth O’Brien was reported missing on the evening of 15th January.

A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien whose dismembered body was found in a suitcase in a canal in(...)

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien (33) (left).  The  Garda underwater unit has being searching  a canal in Co Kildare for his remains.

Two men remain in custody in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien whose dismembered remains were found dumped at a number of locations last m(...)

The Garda forensic team at the home of Kenneth O’Brien in Clondalkin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Garda forensic team was on Wednesday examining the home of a 33-year-old man whose headless torso was discovered in a suitcase in the Grand Canal l(...)

‘The tulip lady’: Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord

Mention the Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord’s name to any book-loving gardener and almost inevitably they will say “Ahh, the tulip lady”. (...)