David Healy

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Brian Kerr is on the corner of Etna Drive in Ardoyne, north Belfast. It is a wet, miserable day but the sun is shining out of a beaming Kerr who is ta(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

A scenes of crime examiner told the court there were six separate seats to the fire which had been started using oil, shredded paper and pallets and had caused extensive damage. File photograph: Getty Images

A 47-year-old company director has been given a 10-year suspended jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud. He was also ordered to pay more than €3(...)

Cycling has taken off in a big way in recent years – no longer is the golf club membership an essential for networking or male bonding sessions. Photograph: iStock

Picture this . . . the alarm goes off on a Saturday morning, Freddie Mercury can be heard screaming “bicycle” at the top of his lungs as the man exits(...)

With five locations in Dublin failing to meet minimum standards –  Portrane, Rush South, Loughshinny, Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand (above) – Dublin’s bathing waters were worse than in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin is being promoted on the basis of its “wonderful natural environment”, but the reality is raw sewage continues to be discharged into many bathi(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

Police officers and stewards go into the Linfield supporters section as tempers flare during the Uefa Champions League clash against Celtic. Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Celtic 4 Linfield 0 (6-0 on aggregate) Celtic booked their place in the Champions League third qualifying round as expected with a 4-0 trouncing of L(...)

Leigh Griffiths ties a Celtic scarf to a goalpost after the Champions League qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Windsor Park is a much changed place in what are now much happier days, but when Belfast’s former DUP mayor Brian Kingston suggested this week that th(...)

Dundalk’s Robbie Benson celebrates scoring his goal against Shamrock Rovers last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twilight in Dundalk, Friday last, and at Oriel Park a sign on the main stand proclaims: ‘The Home Of Football.’ Over the next four hours or so as nig(...)

A plan for  tree-top zip lines at Malahide Demesne  (above) attracted significant criticism from opposed councillors and local campaigners, who claimed the project would necessitate the removal of a large number of trees and that it might disturb wildlife. File photograph: Google Street View

A proposed adventure centre in Malahide Demesne featuring tree-top zip lines will now not go ahead following opposition from local groups, Fingal Coun(...)

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