Mark Brennan

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A deserted Dublin Airport. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At 11.16am on Tuesday there is no luggage going through the system at Dublin Airport. Not one single bag is moving from planes to baggage halls, or fr(...)

Murals in Republican and loyalist areas can give a one-sided view of the conflict, anti-terrorism experts say. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Romanticising the Troubles in Northern Ireland is contributing to the risk of a return to violence, experts have warned. Some 40 per cent of people i(...)

Georgie Kelly scored Dundalk’s second-half winner against Cobh Ramblers in the FAI Cup.  Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There was to be no repeat of last year’s League Cup semi-final shock at St Colman’s Park as Georgie Kelly’s second-half winner edged holders Dundalk s(...)

Young people in Northern Ireland have less interaction with others of different race, religion and age: “This environment is ripe for fostering extreme beliefs, actions and violence.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Young people in Northern Ireland live in more segregated communities with less diversity than previous generations, a report on the potential reunific(...)

Airbnb has close to 7,000 rentals available in Dublin, of which roughly half allow rental of the entire property. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is a rumour doing the rounds that Airbnb shot JR, and possibly JFK too. Thierry Henry’s handball that kept Ireland out of the 2010 World Cup in (...)

A window  was broken at the Masjid Maryam on the Old Monivea Road in Ballybrit, Co Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Saying that the internet and social media are to blame for the radicalisation of some Muslims around the world is “a cop-out”, two leading US academic(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy and Prof Pat Dolan, director of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway

Cillian Murphy has a recurring dream: he’s in his school uniform, sitting at a desk and in the thick of the Leaving Cert all over again. “There are k(...)

JK Rowling founded Lumos after reading about children being kept in caged beds. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

An international charity founded by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is teaming up with NUI Galway on a project aimed at ending institutionalised care(...)

This was a real dogfight as Wexford had to dig deep before eventually edging to a two-point victory over a luckless Carlow at Wexford Park on Saturday(...)