Joe O Brien

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‘Some people have a skeleton that holds up their body but I need a body that holds up my skeleton,’ says Joe O’Brien. Photograph: Eric Molloy

Multiple myeloma is a low-key kind of cancer. In fact, you probably haven’t even heard of it, but it’s the second most common blood cancer in Ireland (...)

After last year’s world fishing competition on Lough Ree, more such major  competitions are planned for June and October

The resilience and vibrance spoken about at the launch of the Government’s rural strategy in Ballymahon is alive and well in nearby Lanesborough-Ball(...)

An  Afghan migrant waves from a van as he departs with six others from  France  for Britain. File photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

The shocking living conditions in refugee camps is just one of the many reasons men, women and children are risking their lives by travelling to Brita(...)

Mary Lockhart, Jacinta Deane and Jo Cooney at Greystones Golf Clubwatch their clubmate amateur Paul Dunne competing in the British Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The meaning of the words “electric atmosphere” were aptly demonstrated this afternoon as a roar of pure joy ripped through the normally sedate surroun(...)

     On the wing: Those who were in their mid-20s when they emigrated in 2009 and 2010 may be heading into their 30s now, and facing decisions about whether to buy a home, take that next career step or have children. Photograph: Stephen Strathdee/E+/Getty

This article forms part of a new Returning to Ireland guide by The Irish Times, with information on jobs, housing, health and education, and advice(...)

Crosscare, the Dublin-based charity which provides support and advice to Irish emigrants, said the new mortgage restrictions could deter Irish people from returning to live here from abroad. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Irish people looking to purchase their first house in Ireland are not considered as first-time buyers if they have previously owned a house abroad.(...)

Crosscare, the social care agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, has called on the Government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad so as to create a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An agency providing pre-departure support for emigrants has called on the Government to create a database of Irish people living abroad in an effort t(...)

Interns at Leinster House: L to R, Sheelan Yousefizadeh, TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Ebisinbofa Charles Titus, TD Tony McLoughlin and Larysa Karankovich. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is not the only country with an ambivalent attitude to its first language. Larysa Karankovich points to a similar problem in her home country (...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

Niamh O’Brien, daughter of Joe O’Brien, after the verdict. Photograph: Mary Browne

A man who killed a 60-year-old grandfather by subjecting him to a “vicious and sustained” beating after an argument broke out in an apartment has been(...)

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