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Marian Finucane and John Clarke. Photograph: Kieran Slyne

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends” – Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking If (...)

The judge said  it could be argued that the director’s dismissal resulted from him having made a protected disclosure. Photograph: iStock

The High Court has ruled that a food company must continue the contract of employment of a director who made protected disclosures about alleged wrong(...)

Marian Finucane at RTÉ: presenter’s  death at 69 on January 2nd prompted widespread national grief.

Accumulated profits at the media company of the late Marian Finucane totalled €833,554 last year. New accounts lodged for Montrose Ser(...)

A photograph of the late broadcaster Marian Finucane sits beside a book of condolence at the RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The funeral of RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane will take place on Tuesday next in Co Kildare. Her remains will arrive at St Brigid’s Church, Kill, f(...)

Marian Finucane: Her most memorable interview was with her great friend, the writer Nuala O’Faolain, in 2009, when O’Faolain was terminally ill with cancer.

Marian Finucane, one of the country’s most respected and influential broadcasters, died suddenly at her home on Thursday. She was 69. Over the course (...)

The barn at Providence House, outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford

OLD BARNS, BYRES, STABLES AND OTHER OUTHOUSES OFTEN FIT INTO THE LANDSCAPE IN WAYS THAT MODERN REPLACEMENTS DO NOT. ADD THE POTENTIAL FOR SHORT LET(...)

Flann O’Brien: experienced a short-lived infatuation with rugby

I note with indignation that this year’s “Mylesday” has been deferred by 24 hours to avoid a clash with rugby. For those who don’t know, Mylesday is (...)

Senator Michelle Mulherin: Her constituency office was subjected to an arson attack in January 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 41-year-old man is to be sentenced in February after pleading guilty to carrying out an arson attack on the constituency office of former Mayo TD Mi(...)

Accused broke a hole in Michelle Mulherin’s constituency window, inserted a rag and lit the device before flinging it through the window. Photograph: Courtesy of RTÉ

A 41-year-old man who threw a homemade petrol bomb through the window of former Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office in Ballina, Co Ma(...)

Davy Fitzgerald and Galway boss Micheál Donoghue exchange views  on the sideline at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald was non-committal on his future following yesterday’s defeat to Galway in Thurles. In three previous quarter-finals ag(...)

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