John Brennan

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Khat comes in leaf form, is chewed and gives users a similar rush as amphetamines. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A Dutch pensioner has been remanded in custody after a seizure of the amphetamine-based herbal drug khat at Dublin Airport. Gardaí­ arrested the man (...)

Catherine Guy, chief executive of Nifti, and John Brennan, head of SME banking at AIB. Photograph: Orla Murray/Coalesce

A new joint venture between AIB and Autolease Fleet Management is aimed at making motoring more economical and sustainable. Known as Nifti, the new ca(...)

Tommy Earley: ‘Let them grow a lock of flowers if they want or whatever they want to grow.’

Tommy Earley’s farm at Mount Allen, Co Roscommon, has always been a welcoming place for visitors. But this year he is earmarking two of his 100 acres (...)

The Park Hotel Kenmare had its ‘best ever’ year in 2021, but owner John Brennan is nervous about the coming summer season

Hotelier John Brennan is “more nervous” now about the prospects for the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare than any time over the past two years. “We h(...)

Joe Duffy on Russia’s actions: 'How do you negotiate with someone who has their jackboot on your throat?'

Much as you may wish you could tune out, the voices keep pulling you back in. The member of parliament sheltering in a Kyiv basement as she pleads for(...)

 Eamonn O’Sullivan in his multidisciplinary design studio based in Kenmare, Anchor Studio. Photograph: Lynda Kenny/Visual Feasts

Once upon a time, there was a myth that you had to live in a city to have a creative career. While artists were understood to live wildly inspired and(...)

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cross a street in the northern Syrian city of al-Hasakah. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

The fate of more than 700 boys and teenage detainees has become central to the siege of a Kurdish-run prison in Syria that was overrun on Friday by ji(...)

Dean Paget is accused of attempted murder of the woman at Montague Lane, Dublin 2. Photograph: Google Maps

A man has been charged with attempted murder of a pregnant woman who was severely injured in a sustained attack in Dublin city centre. The woman, who(...)

AIB latest Spend Trend survey suggests spending was up 30 per cent in hotels, 28 per cent in pubs and 10 per cent in restaurants.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Hospitality spending continued to recover in July as the good weather and the resumption of indoor dining fuelled an increase in consumer activity, ac(...)

Consumer spending continued to rise in June, up 7 per cent on May. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Consumers spent more than €90,000 an hour at pubs last month as the hospitality sector partially reopened, new figures show. Spending in pubs and off(...)

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