Conor O Brien

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The National

The strong connection between The National and Ireland goes back 13 years. Cofounding member Aaron Dessner recalls that their first jam-packed show to(...)

The Celtic Mist was donated by the Haughey family to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The late taoiseach Charles Haughey’s former yacht Celtic Mist is to leave Dublin Bay on Friday for its longest voyage north on a whale research trip t(...)

Bryan Byrne scores Leinster’s seventh try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Zebre at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 41 Zebre 6 A significant win in the present, but also in the both the shorter and longer term. Leinster’s 13th home win in 13 games this sea(...)

Leinster’s Vakh Abdaladze is tackled by  Roberto Tenga of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 41 Zebre 6 Another pleasing day all-round for Leinster. This 13th win out of 13 home games in both competitions, complete with bonus point, (...)

Tadhg Furlong: in the Leinster line-up to face Zebre at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster v Zebre, RDS, Saturday, 2pm – Live TG4 If Leinster are ever short a few euro they could charge entry to the various Seán O’Brien comeback se(...)

Conor O’Brien gets his chance for Leinster this weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Devin Toner will captain Leinster for the first time against Zebre in Saturday’s Pro14 clash in the RDS (Kick off at2.00pm). It is the first time tha(...)

The “Ilen” workers: (front row) Br Anthony Keane, John Hegarty, Mary Rose Hegarty; (back row) Gary Mac Mahon, Gene O’Neill, Donal O’Sullivan, Paddy Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan, Ted O’Donovan, Mike Harris, Liam Hegarty, Colm O’Cuilleanain, Mary Jordan. Photograph:  Gary Mac Mahon

When Ireland’ s first round-world yachtsman Conor O’Brien designed and built a 56ft ketch more than 90 years ago, he was not to know that it would bec(...)

U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

Ciara Griffin is tackled by Dyddgu Hywel of Wales during this year’s Six Nations Championship: “In my own experience it’s very difficult to drink and perform at a high level.” Photograph: INPHO/Camerasport/Stephen White

Irish rugby player Ciara Griffin quit drinking alcohol in her late teens when she knew she was serious about the sport. “I understand people like to (...)

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