John Byrne

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Former special rapporteur on child protection Geoffrey Shannon was among the 12 solicitors to be granted ‘patents of precedence’ by the Government. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The former president of the Law Society, Stuart Gilhooly, and the former special rapporteur on child protection, Geoffrey Shannon, are among the lates(...)

The Custom House in Dublin burning after the attack in May 1921. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

The Custom House in Dublin was the last symbol of British civil administration in Ireland. The aim of the republicans was to make the country ungovern(...)

Stephen Berrigan (44), of St Mark’s Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin, received a suspended sentence. Photograph: Collins Courts

A father-of-two who agreed to hold more than €178,000 of heroin and cannabis because he needed money to pay for his father’s funeral has received a fu(...)

Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Have you checked out your local restaurant recently? Chances are it has morphed into a grocery shop, or a wine store, or a wet fish counter, or a deli(...)

Niall Quinn celebrates scoring his famous goal against the Netherlands in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It really was the making of me,” says Niall Quinn now of the famous goal he scored 19 minutes from time against the Dutch in Palermo at Italia’90. No(...)

John Byrne, CEO of Hygeia

David O’Sullivan was chatting about shortages of alcohol-based hand sanitiser with staff over lunch at his factory in Dublin three weeks ago amid effo(...)

Omo Delpin Omorouyi was the innocent recipient of a video on WhatsApp which began innocuously and featured a man and a toddler. Photograph:iStock

A woman prosecuted for possession of child pornography after she failed to completely delete a two minute video sent to her on WhatsApp has received a(...)

Prof John Byrne, known as the ‘father of computing’ in Ireland. The school of computer science and statistics at Trinity College Dublin, which he set up,  this year marks its 50th anniversary

TK Whitaker may be known as the man who made modern Ireland, but the highly respected civil servant wasn’t the only person who helped make the State w(...)

The accused woman told gardaí  she felt the doctors said her daughter had a ‘circumcision’ because she is a Muslim, she is black and in her country ‘they do that’. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The trial of a couple accused of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter has heard the accused woman was a victim of the practice when s(...)

The IEA’s report states the dramatic shift towards bigger and heavier cars has led to a doubling of the market share of SUVs over the last decade

If you have become wedded to your SUV, it might be wise to prepare for a divorce, as both environmental and safety concerns are rapidly building again(...)

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