John Murray

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Aer Lingus is facing trial on health and safety charges in connection with the death of a driver at Dublin Airport. John Murray from St Patrick’s Cl(...)

One of the more positive developments  is the increase in high-profile people, such as  Alastair Campbell, above, “coming out” about their illness. However, when it comes to the workplace, there’s still a long way to go.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“In 2008, I was 20 years into a career with Unilever. Then all of a sudden, at midnight on January 25th, 2008, I had a panic attack. It was the start (...)

Benny Lewis: ‘Language learning would be where you study grammar and you study tables of vocab. You do an exam, and maybe after a few years you might be able to get by in the language. Language hacking, on the other hand, gets you speaking from day one’

Thinking of learning a new language? You need to talk to Benny Lewis. The 35-year-old Cavan man has been called “the Irish polyglot” and “the Eckhart(...)

‘Like a residents’ association meeting’  The atmosphere was relatively calm in July 2009, when the judges of the High and Supreme Courts met f(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman who died in March. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Supreme Court judge the late Adrian Hardiman threatened to resign if the 2011 referendum on cutting judges’ pay was passed. The judge’s intent(...)

The Advocate General expressed a vigorous defence of personal privacy in the face of the “mission creep” of states and law enforcement agencies. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People’s communications data cannot be gathered and held by governments without strong safeguards, firm time limits, transparent and vigorous oversigh(...)

John Murray had hidden 10 grammes of heroin worth €1,700 in a teddy bear at his home in Co Cork. Stock photograph: Getty Images

A 30-year-old drug dealer who hid a stash of heroin worth €1,700 inside a teddy bear has been jailed for 30 months after he admitted having the drug t(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

 Stephen Doyle, working to help ex-convicts go straight, at their centre in Aungier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last December, figures were published showing that almost half of all released prisoners reoffended within three years. The inevitable demands for dra(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Conor Brady, one of Gsoc’s three commissioners from 2005 to 2011, wrote at the weekend that he authorised numerous phone record requests, as provided for by law. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has been accessing individuals’ telephone records as far back as 2011, a former commissioner has confir(...)

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