Brendan Byrne

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Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Staff at Virgin Media represented by the trade unions Unite and Siptu have voted to take industrial action over proposed redundancies. A strike com(...)

Workers at Virgin Media are to hold ballots for industrial action following a decision by the company to make up to 65 workers redundant. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Workers at Virgin Media are to hold ballots for industrial action following a decision by the company to make up to 65 workers redundant. Some 120 me(...)

Surfing in Gaza. “The object was to show the relentlessness involved in trying to eke out some normality. The surfers enjoy themselves while gunboats loom in the distance”

Early on in the making of Gaza, Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell’s excellent documentary on that troubled locale, Keane asked a resident how they got (...)

Thomas and James Keogh of the Rathwood home and garden furniture business. The company is expecting turnover of €6.5m this year – ‘unless Brexit causes calamity at the end of March’.

Rathwood is primarily a home and garden centre in rural Carlow with a garden furniture business that is expanding here and abroad through online and r(...)

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

To celebrate 30 years on the go, the Galway Film Fleadh offered us a photographic exhibition in the Tribeton complex on Merchant’s Road. We saw Michae(...)

Yvonne Watterson in Arizona: 'I was born in Northern Ireland and own a British passport (to be on the safe side), as well as an Irish passport; my American permanent residency card clearly states Ireland as my country of birth; and my birth certificate states my birthplace as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.'

I am ambivalent about St Patrick’s Day, not sure what it is about March 17th that renders so many people Irish, or some version of it, that I do not r(...)

The Irish Coast Guard said it had  not received any distress calls regarding the deaths of two men off the Donegal coast, but that divers in the area had reported difficult conditions. File photograph

Two men whose bodies were recovered from waters off Co Donegal on Sunday made no emergency call and appear not to have told anyone where they were hea(...)

The aftermath of the 1998 Omagh bombing: “Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, for example, could benefit from a crash course in the Troubles to remind them that Isis no more equals Islam that the UDA equals Protestantism or the IRA Catholicism.” Photograph: Frank Millar/The Irish Times

After every atrocity, the screens and airwaves fill with terrorism experts trying to fill the void in rational language opened up by the latest unspea(...)

Michael Fennelly (left) in action for Kilkenny: interest in UCD’s 18-week postgraduate certificate in innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise really picked up after Fennelly and other GAA players did the programme.Photograph: ©inpho/james crombie

Are innovative people born that way or can you learn how to become more innovative? Brendan Byrne is a strong believer in learning from the experience(...)

By second year, the novelty of secondary school has worn off and there is no State exam to concentrate their minds, so it can become a tug of wills.Photograph: Thinkstock

This time last year they were the children who stood out with their brand new, oversized uniforms, bulging school bags and a tendency to get lost in t(...)

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