Eugene O Brien

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Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

Personal loans of €2.65 million owing by the 65-year-old woman to consumer lender Cabot Financial are being written off in exchange for a once-off payment of €1,432. Photograph: iStock

A Co Longford woman had €3 million worth of debt written off for a payment of €1,600 as part of a personal insolvency arrangement approved by the High(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black 47

The first clips of Lance Daly’s Black 47, a rare feature centred on the Great Famine which premieres tonight at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, (...)

Pope John Paul II about to board an Aer Lingus plane following his visit to Ireland in 1979. File photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A few years ago, Eugene O’Brien and I started work on a book of essays entitled Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyn(...)

Pat Shortt (right) in The Flag: “This goes back to the older class of emigrant. We want to give that feeling of the guy down on his luck.”

“As you can see, I am not pulling any faces. I’m not jumping around. There are no jazz hands,” Pat Shortt tells me. It’s a lovely autumn afternoon,(...)

On the set of the new Irish movie The Flag which is a comedy from the same creative team behind Pure Mule and Eden.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Unlike thousands of others who claimed to have been there, Harry Walpole really was in the GPO during Easter Week 1916. It says so in a statement h(...)

Fr PJ Byrne’s death  anticipates the passing of a generation of diocesan priests who emerged in the years after Vatican II, full of the enthusiasm and anxious to make a difference in the lives of their parishioners.

On February 7th, the parish priest of Kilcock and Newtown in Co Kildare, Fr PJ Byrne, died suddenly. Earlier he had travelled to witness a Kildare vic(...)

Apparently, cinema is broken this week. And so we’re stuck with the weakest batch of new releases since, well, around this time four years ago. All ar(...)

Eugene O’Brien: firm has bridge projects in Ireland, Britain, Denmark, Bhutan and Panama under its belt

Take one 40-year old civil engineering consultancy looking to shore up its future, combine it with two Irish academics involved in cutting-edge(...)

On October 30th, 1913, in the French village of Montauban-de- Bretagne, Joseph Lemarchand was born, the only child of a tenant-farming family t(...)

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