Dermot O Brien

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“I visited the sculpture of Cúchullain and Ferdia, depicted after their epic fight at the river ford for which the town is named”

In Ardee for a 5k road-race last Saturday, I visited the sculpture of Cúchullain and Ferdia, depicted after their epic fight at the river ford for whi(...)

Lissivigeen Stone Circle, Killarney, County Kerry, also called the Seven Sisters, are surrounded by a 1m high hedge. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The placenames that litter the lands that stretch eastwards north of the River Flesk outside Killarney all the way to the Paps Mountains and south to (...)

Passengers at Dublin Airport this month after the airport opened fully following lockdown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Airlines and tour operators will be told to inform customers flying into Ireland they must quarantine on arrival for 14 days, as the Government consid(...)

Failure to comply with the new face mask  regulations could bring a penalty of up to six months in prison and a fine of up to €2,500.

Gardaí only received guidance on the enforcement of the new face mask regulations on public transport some five hours before they became law. At midn(...)

Farmers block Cormac Healy from Meat Industry Ireland from entering the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for ameeting of the beef taskforce. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.

The first meeting of the newly established beef taskforce, set up as part of negotiations to end farmer protests around the country, was immediately (...)

A photograph released by Dawn Meats, dated September 16th, purports to show a protester with his face hidden, among a group outside the company’s plant in Grannagh, Co Kilkenny.  Dawn Meats/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was today updated on ongoing cattle-price protests at a meeting with representatives of meat factories involved (...)

Photograph dated September 16th issued by Dawn Meats of balaclava-clad protesters gathered on a picket outside the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

A “small minority” of farmers continuing to protest at meat factories around the country are threatening the entire Irish beef industry, a group repre(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Meat Industry Ireland and employers’ body Ibec to urgently work to resolve the dispute

Talks to resolve the beef crisis are set to resume, while the establishment of a new body could mean that for the first time farmers rather than facto(...)

Sonny Knowles at the Olympia Theatre in 1988.  Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

Sonny Knowles, showband and cabaret singer and musician, and a popular entertainer for six decades, has died, aged 86. News of his death – peacefully(...)

The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority would wait and be guided by the Garda Commissioner on whether there would be a widespread roll out of the cameras.

The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority w(...)

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