Derek Ryan

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Sinead O’Connor has been awarded €4,700 through the €1.7 million Music Industry Stimulus Package. File photograph: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

Sinead O’Connor, Sharon Shannon and Damien Dempsey are among hundreds of musicians who will receive Government assistance to cope with Covid-19. O’Co(...)

As a result of Covid-19, Ireland SMEs, who are the backbone of our economy, need access to cash that will keep them in business.

As a nation we face a significant dilemma: the need to spend now so that we can save the current economy versus the need to save so that we can spend (...)

‘If Wexford needs 35 occupational therapists, then 40 additional therapists nationally is not going to make much of a difference.’ Photograph: iStock

Big variations exist in waiting times for children to see an occupational therapist in different areas across the State, new figures reveal. The data(...)

Emma Ferguson from Trim, Co Meath, with her two-week-old son Paddy  after winning the National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland

The skies blackened just before lunch and, sure enough, the rain came. Not enough, mind you, to dampen the spirits of those at the National Ploughing (...)

Nathan Carter performs during ‘The Late Late Show Country Special’. Photograph: RTÉ

Country and western singer Big Tom was recalled as “the Johnny Cash of Ireland” on Friday night during the Late Late Show Country Special. Big Tom M(...)

Big Tom: people queue to pay their respects at Oram Gaelic Football Club. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the village of Oram, 5km north of Castleblayney, Tom McBride’s people encircle him to say farewell to a king. They welcome all comers, thousands of(...)

Det Garda Richard Herity leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded over  damages following a  Garda Compensation hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda who was glassed in the face a by a man he was attempting to arrest, has been awarded just over €93,000 at a Garda Compensation hearing in the (...)

Bishop Denis Nulty with Fr Eugen Dragos in Romania. On his arrival in Ireland, Fr Eugen Dragos will spend time in Carlow, becoming acquainted with Irish life before appointment as curate to the Tinryland parish

An Irish bishop has resorted to going to Romania to recruit priests for his diocese. While the number of priests is dwindling in Ireland, there is a s(...)

Moving house? The earlier you start the better – and cheaper. Photograph: Nick White/Getty

“Don’t opt to pack up your things yourself,” says Derek Ryan of Bray Removals. “People always underestimate how long it takes. The problem is, they ha(...)

Handout photo issued by Alec and Jo Bates of the scene in Nice, France, the day after the terror attack which claimed the lives of at least 84 people. Photograph: Alec and Jo Bates/PA Wire

Irish people with plans to travel to France in the weeks ahead have expressed concern about their safety although most of those with bookings who made(...)

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