John Whelan

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Christy and Nancy Whelan,  Ciarán Bishop and Brigid McLoughlin at the Sentencing and Victim Equality  protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Bishop family are thankful the man, who brutally murdered their 18-year-old daughter as she walked home from a Halloween disco, is back behind bar(...)

Micheál Cunningham at the Lismaconly Cemetery grave of  his murdered daughter Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The letter arrived in November. It was from the parole board wanting to know if the family of Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil had anything to submit regarding he(...)

World Conventional Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey, Carlow (right) and World Silver Medalist in Reversible John Whelan, Wexford (left) with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh at Screggan Tullamore for the launch of the 2018 National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alf Harvey

With good weather and interest at an all-time high, the National Ploughing Championships looks likely to break records in Co Offaly later in September(...)

Trinity College Dublin is ranked in 46th spot globally, up two places compared with 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin continues to produce more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, according to new independent research. A report c(...)

Masters in their field: John Whelan and Eamonn Tracey

A county Carlow man has won first place at the World Ploughing Contest in Germany. Eamonn Tracey took the top prize in the conventional class at the(...)

Conor Leavy took home the top prize in the Bold Ideas competition.

A proposal to establish an independent data protection ratings agency in Ireland has won a prestigious student innovation competition. The winning pl(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)

Elaine Coholan, left and Jenny Synott founders of Dublin Cookie Company on Thomas Street, Dublin: ‘We were motivated by the idea of creating something out of nothing.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dusty university charters tend to be dedicated to lofty ideals such as the advancement of literature, science and art. These days, they seem just as d(...)

Left to right: Adrian Bayley who was jailed for life for murdering Jill Meagher in Melbourne; Mark Nash, who murdered two women and was previously convicted for murdering two others; Brian Hennessy who was jailed for three life sentences for murdering Sharon Whelan and her daughters; and Clive Sharp jailed for life after confessing to the murder of Irish vet Catherine Gowing

Zoltan Almasi had just come home from work when he heard someone banging on his van outside his Naas home. He took a baseball bat and went to investig(...)

PwC survey ranks Dublin the second  most attractive of the major European financial centres after  London.

Financial technology companies are increasingly considering Irish headquarters ahead of the UK’s departure from Europe, but there are concerns the Iri(...)

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