John Bourke

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1933 Double Edge Eagle Coin, the only coin of its kind sanctioned for private ownership is valued at $10m-$15m (€8.4m-€12.6m)

On June 8th this year, the eagle eyes of philatelists and numismatics around the globe will most certainly be on Sotheby’s Three Treasures – Collected(...)

Tom Barry: While his IRA activities have been well-covered by historians, relatively little is known about the factors that led him to embark on the road to rebellion.

On November 28th, 1920, a mobile patrol of Auxiliaries was ambushed and destroyed by an IRA flying column led by Tom Barry at Kilmichael, Co Cork. The(...)

The exhumation of murder victim Marie Tierney at Conahy Graveyard on Wednesday morning. Photograph:   Pat Moore

A suspect has been identified for the murder of a mother of two whose remains have been exhumed almost 35 years after her killing. The 1984 fatal str(...)

The exhumation of murder victim Marie Tierney at Conahy Graveyard. Photograph: Pat Moore

The remains of a mother-of-two who was brutally murdered more than 30 years ago are being exhumed from a graveyard in Co Kilkenny this morning as dete(...)

Donal Corrigan, formerly practising at St Agnes Road, Crumlin, Dublin, agreed in 2005 to sell his practice to Thomas Byrne who later sent Mr Corrigan a cheque for the purchase which bounced.  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A solicitor who had an unblemished 40-year career until he agreed to sell his practice to jailed lawyer Thomas Byrne is never to seek work in the prof(...)

Movidius currently has its headquarters in Silicon Valley, and a design centre in Romania, and is expected to announce further job increases at its international offices in the coming months.

Irish-founded technology company Movidius is to create 100 jobs over the next three years in Ireland after it raised $40 million in funding. The fable(...)

Depfa Bank in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank plc has been taken over by Germany’s state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement six years after it almost collapsed in the fin(...)

 Dublin sailor Michael Boyd, pictured at the Fastnet Rock, has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), only the second ever Irish sailor to lead the British club.

Ireland’s successful year at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) was crowned this week with the election of Dun Laoghaire’s Michael Boyd (64) as Commo(...)