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Ex-IRA member and Garda informant Sean O’Callaghan being escorted from the High Court in 1998. Photograph: Charlie Collins

IRA informer turned author Seán O’Callaghan has died aged 63. It is understood the convicted republican killer died while swimming in a pool in Jamaic(...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, is greeted by Cardinal Sean Brady on Monday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The new papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo was greeted by former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady on arrival at Dublin airport(...)

One of Apple’s most fiercely guarded secrets? The name of the next iPhone. It’s known that the device will launch later this year, complete with a stainless steel and glass body, a better screen and a speedy 3-D sensor that recognizes your face.

One of Apple’s most fiercely guarded secrets? The name of the next iPhone. It’s known that the device will launch later this year, complete with a sta(...)

Child-free zones: a wide range of options for those who prefer to holiday with adults. Photograph: Getty Images

There are quite a few alternatives for adults-only resorts and destinations, and here are some pointers to child-free zones both in Ireland and abroad(...)

Dick Warner: the environmentalist and broadcaster at home in Donadea, Co Kildare, in 1995. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Richard (Dick) Warner Born: July 19th, 1946 Died: June 16th, 2017 The broadcaster Derek Mooney remembers spending hours in Donadea Forest Park, in Co(...)

Footsteps In The Forest festival at Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Newry

New Nobu On July 1st, London neighbourhood Shoreditch gets the ultimate seal of approval with the opening of a new Nobu Hotel. The Japanese restaura(...)

Ananya Vinay spells a word during the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee  in Maryland. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her w(...)

Jackie Mittoo was reggae’s keyboard king, a hugely talented player who worked with The Sound Dimensions, The Skatalites, Sugar Minott and many others (...)

Germaine Mason, who won silver for Britain at the 2008 Games in Beijing, has died  in a motorbike crash in Jamaica. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

Germaine Mason, the British athlete who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica. The 34-year(...)

Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970. Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times
Obituary: Jimmy Breslin
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  • March 23, 2017, 01:01

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who levelled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 yea(...)

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