Brian Hutton

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An original Proclamation document  was to be the star lot of the Eclectic Collector sale at Whyte’s Auction House in Dublin, featuring various historical documents and artefacts, before a private sale was agreed. File photograph: Whyte’s

An original copy of the Irish Proclamation was withdrawn ahead of auction on Saturday after being sold for €100,000 by private treaty. It was to be (...)

 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan  said there would be “very little wiggle room” in the imminent budget because of the scale of threat facing Ireland due to Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit has been described as a frightening and cataclysmic meteor hurtling towards Ireland by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the (...)

State Pathologist: Marie Cassidy (centre) is to retire after 14 years in the role. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State Pathologist, Marie Cassidy, is to retire after 14 years in the role. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to Prof Cassidy’s “(...)

Some of the tyres found at a disused customs weighbridge between Carrickarnon and Ravensdale junctions. Photograph: Cllr Antóin Watters

A cross-Border clampdown on “brazen” illegal dumpers has been urged after hundreds of used tyres were discarded next to the motorway between Dublin an(...)

David Rodgers says dry weather has forced his potato plants into “shutting down”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

David Rodgers, the second generation of his family growing potatoes in Ballyboughal, and his father have never experienced anything like it. So parch(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp, who died while on his honeymoon after becoming caught up in wildfires that have swept across Greece. Photograph: Blood Bank East/PA Wire

The grieving mother of an Irish honeymooner killed in the Greek wildfires lost her other son to a motorcycle crash 20 years ago, a family friend has s(...)

Jim Daly says the government is working on a ‘radical’ transformation of mental health services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Government is working on a “radical” transformation of mental health services by directing sufferers to the internet rather than visiting doctors (...)

 Virtually none of a multimillion euro Government fund set up last year to encourage the use of greener buses  has been spent.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Virtually none of a multimillion euro Government fund set up last year to encourage the use of greener buses in Ireland’s cities and towns has been sp(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

A coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

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