Jim O Brien

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The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Annmarie O’Brien (top left), her daughter Paris (left), with Holly O’Brien and Jordan O’Brien, who all died, and their mother Bridget O’Brien (top right), who remains critically ill following the fire at Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The sole survivor of a fire at an apartment in Clondalkin, Dublin, last month is making “slow progress”, a relative of the family has said. Bridget (...)

Mourners at the prayer service in Bray for Annmarie, Paris, AJ, Holly and Jordan O’Brien, who died in the Clondalkin fire. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A backdrop of children’s balloons and five coffins side-by-side underscored the sense of unreality at the prayer service on Sunday for those who died (...)

Fiona Ryan  of the Sonas domestic violence charity at the scene of the fire: “We are scrupulous about protecting our clients’ privacy, in life and in death.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brigid and Annmarie O’Brien were ‘inseparable’, and “they lived for their children”, a cousin of their families has said. Jim O’Brien, chairman of (...)

New innovators: Tandem

Aisling Teillard and Jim O’Brien have worked in HR, performance management and people development for all of their careers. Now they have joined force(...)

Cork city: ‘You can come to know a place too well,’ says Cork native Theo Dorgan

All port cities are places of tension: on the one hand, the river flowing down from the hinterlands brings with it people and stories from the deep co(...)

Jim O’Brien at work in his Tipperary workshop on hurleys that will be used by some of the Tipperary players in the All-Ireland final. Photo: Bryan O’Brien

“Have you got those two 35s?”Mark Dowling is almost furtive in the way he asks his father Brian to pass out the two freshly-fashioned hurleys that are(...)

Modern family: Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’

Restaurant reviewers have a rule that they don’t barrel in, fork and sharp knife at the ready, on opening night – it’s only fair to let the pla(...)

Ronnie Delany, the Irish Olympian who won the 1,500 metres gold medal in Melbourne in 1956. He is the ambassador for Friends of the Elderly, having taken over from the late Maeve Binchy. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is 57 years since Ronnie Delany ran the three minutes and 42.2 seconds that would define the rest of his life.The passing of the years has not dimi(...)

Tinsmith Tom McDonnell, winner of the overall Traveller Pride Award, is  photographed with Olympic gold medelist Katie Taylor after a ceremony in the Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Olympic champion Katie Taylor has compared discrimination against the travelling community to discrimination against women’s boxing. Tay(...)