Derek Byrne

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Drug use and dealing are rampant in Irish society. They are much more sophisticated and hidden from view in more affluent areas of the city. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A recent RTÉ Prime Time report on crack cocaine dealing in Ballymun highlighted the impact of widespread drug use among marginalised communities in Du(...)

My Sweet Beloved are a Dublin based band featuring a stellar cast of musicians who have all respectively achieved a lot. They include Derek Byrne of A(...)

Don’t do it in half measures: One room will probably take one and half to two days to complete.

With much of the of population in self-isolation, the containment has brought the walls, floors and woodwork of our homes into far sharper focus. Scuf(...)

“One of the main benefits of establishing safer injecting facilities is that they can encourage drug users to ultimately engage in long-term treatment programmes.” Photograph: Thinkstock

In November 2015 the Government announced that after a process of tendering, Merchant’s Quay Ireland was to be given the responsibility of piloting th(...)

Sara Byrne plays from the rough at the 14th hole during the final of the 2018 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club. Photo: Pat Cashman

Like the Rory bounce or the Sergio swagger, she’s got her own subtle weather vane. Whenever Sara Byrne’s dad Derek is not caddying for her and wants (...)

As well as the Carrickmines development, Victoria Homes has acquired sites in Dublin 14, 16 and 18 and has plans to build more than 2,500 housing units. Photograph:   Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House builder Victoria Homes has expanded the planning application for its site in Carrickmines, south Co Dublin, to include up to 1,500 homes. This (...)

They’ve got gay marriage, can’t they just get on with it now? This, and similar sentiments start to swirl around the edges of a certain kind of conver(...)

Ires Reit founding chief executive David Ehrlich earned a profit of €4.2 million on the sale of 11.79 million Ires shares to Capreit.

Earlier this week, David Ehrlich, the founding chief executive of the State’s biggest landlord, earned a €4.2 million profit selling his shares in the(...)

Catherine Nevin  entering the Central Criminal Court during her trial. She  was given a life sentence in April 2000 after being found guilty of murdering her husband Tom. Photograph: Collins

It was in October 2016 that I received a call informing me that Catherine Nevin had been diagnosed with cancer, that she had been given months to live(...)

 Maurice McCabe: An internal Garda report  stated the fact that he  had started  gathering, ‘what he perceived to be, evidence of other peoples’ culpability, would tend to indicate a level of paranoia on his part’. Photograph: Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe gathered “evidence” against his colleagues and this indicated “a level of paranoia” on his part, an internal Ga(...)

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