James O Brien

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Retired garda Jim Herlihy of the  Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society: ‘It was absolutely vitriolic from the keyboard warriors.’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been a rough few days for retired garda Jim Herlihy, the public face of the Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society. Not only was (...)

Former British prime minister David Lloyd George with his cabinet colleagues Andrew Bonar Law and Sir Hamar Greenwood inspecting officer cadets of the auxiliary division of the Royal Irish Constabulary in the quadrangle of the foreign office. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was one of the first organised police forces in Britain or Ireland when it was founded in 1836 following the amalga(...)

The late Cian Marren. His    father Liam Marren said  he and his wife visit his grave every night to read him a bedside story.

The father of a six-year-old boy who was killed after being struck by a van breaking a red light at a pedestrian crossing has told the driver his fami(...)

‘Unfiltered’ series: JOE journalist Dion Fanning with actor Barry Keoghan.

Maximum Media, the company behind the online brand JOE, is launching an Irish version of its Unfiltered interview series presented by journalist Dion (...)

Criminal gangs have targeted machinery and livestock on Northern Ireland farms, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A rise in rural crime cost the Northern Ireland economy an estimated £2.6 million (€2.9 million) last year, latest figures show. A new rural crime re(...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Antrim came in for the most ire from Irish Times readers

What is the most overrated and underwhelming tourist attraction you have ever visited? That was the simple question we posted on social media platfo(...)

Thomas O’Connor of Burnaby Court, Greystones, was found guilty of  murdering John O’Brien, who was from Burnaby Lawns in Greystones, at the Central Criminal Court

The fiancee of a 22-year-old man bludgeoned to death with a rock has described how she had to replace her wedding bouquet with a wreath. The testimon(...)

Graham Palmer of Park Avenue, Portarlington, Co Laois, one of seven Dubliners charged with murdering a man. Photograph: Collins

A man charged in relation to the death of Dale Creighton in Tallaght, Co Dublin has said if he had known the victim was “in such a state”, he would no(...)

Oisín Totten (8) from Derry marches with the South Derry Re-enactors at the Reclaim 1916 parade and open air pageant and concert.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The families of the first fatality of the Easter Rising in Dublin and the first rebel to die were united yesterday in a simple gesture of reconciliati(...)

O’Connell Bridge with  buildings ruined after 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Thomas Johnson Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

The commemoration of 1916 is fraught with conflicting motivations and possibilities. The activity of relatives of those involved made me consider my o(...)

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