John O Connell

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David Norris outside his home on North Great George’s Street in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the mid-1970s I was running a gay disco on Parnell Square. Numbers began to fall dramatically and it turned out that two enterprising capitalists h(...)

Robbie Fryers and Talita Holzer, co-founders of WaytoB, a smartphone- and smartwatch-based navigation solution. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A navigation system that helps people with intellectual disabilities get around, a more accurate test for sepsis and a breakthrough in sound separatio(...)

Headfort Court, Headfort Demesne, Kells, Co Meath

Headfort Demesne’s origins trace back to the 1600s but the house itself was constructed in the 1760s, for Thomas Taylour, Lord Headfort, designed by G(...)

Temple Mills House, Temple Hills Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare

Temple Mills House is one of those rare properties that gets under one’s skin – in a positive sense. Perhaps it’s the location on the tree-lined bank(...)

PM Group chief executive David Murphy: the group has acquired the UK specialist engineering firm Projen for an undisclosed sum

PM Group, a construction, engineering and project management services company with its headquarters in Dublin, has acquired the UK specialist engineer(...)

They love Conor McGregor in the US, and they love their whiskey too. Photograph: Getty Images

When Conor McGregor strolled out for his post-fight press conference last weekend, he brandished a bottle of Irish whiskey and announced, in typically(...)

The proposed changes would impose sharp cuts on pensions which were already reduced by 40 per cent in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trade union leaders met trustees of Independent News and Media’s defined benefit pension schemes on Friday to discuss the company’s decision to cease (...)

European visitors numbers grew to 36 per cent of the market last year from just 7 per cent in 1970. They also accounted for 36 per cent of spending last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s tourism agencies need to focus more of their marketing efforts on mainland Europe than on Britain, according to a leading academic and bo(...)

Number 49 North Great Georges Street in Dublin 1 is something of a privileged child when it comes to faithful restorations. It has enjoyed not one no(...)

Tullan strand in Bundoran, Co Donegal, which has become one of Europe’s surfing hotspots.

The tourism industry is hopping, visitor numbers are up 13 per cent and their spending is up by a tenth: almost €2 billion from January to June. It is(...)

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