Martin O Brien

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Save the Barrow line committee members Marie Kinsella, Olivia O’Leary and Anne Butler: An Bord Pleanála has rejected a Waterways Ireland plan for a hard surface along the towpath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Broadcaster Olivia O’Leary loves the Barrow, the longest of the Three Sister rivers that rises in the Slieve Blooms and marks the boundary between Kil(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Martin O’Brien at Foxbury Farms, California, the medical cannabis growing farm he started in 2015

When Martin O’Brien moved to San Francisco in 1990, it was on the cusp of a technological and cultural revolution. The internet was yet to go live, an(...)

Arlene Foster and DUP colleagues speak to the media outside Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast, as parties begin talks to form a new government following the assembly elections. Photograph: Press Association

In April 2014, the then first minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, called on his party, the DUP, to stop looking for “lundies [traitors to th(...)

Mayo’s Sarah Rowe wins possession in the National League football final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 1-10 Mayo 0-10 Ephie Fitzgerald admitted that collecting his first piece of silverware as Cork manager came as a huge relief. Stepping into th(...)

Ian McKinley: former Ireland Under-20 outhalf, who now plays for Zebre, lost his sight in one eye. Photograph: Francesca Soli

The IRFU has come into direct conflict with the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) over the issue of players wearing protective goggles. IRF(...)

Former president Mary McAleese has criticised the Catholic church’s view on corporal punishment. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Catholic church’s support for the corporal punishment of children has been raised with Pope Francis by former president Mary McAleese, according t(...)

Graiguenamanagh: the whole town gets involved in book festival

Organisers of a unique bookselling festival in Co Kilkenny next weekend hope to attract thousands of visitors – including new as well as establishe(...)

Monaghan intercounty footballer Darren Hughes (left) with chief executive of Fastrack to IT Peter Davitt; Microsoft managing director Cathriona Hallahan; GAA chief Aogán Ó Fearghail; and Cavan intercounty player Cian Mackey in Breffni Park, Cavan, at the launch of Youth2Work. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Youth2Work, an initiative providing young people with training in technical skills, is launching a pilot programme for rural communities in Cavan and (...)

Fermanagh’s Seán Quigley: is Fermanagh’s outright top championship scorer and is likely to be marked by Westmeath’s Kieran Gavin. Photograph: Inpho

The wheels of fortune are always spinning in opposite directions in the fourth round qualifiers: Westmeath’s spinning backward after their Leinster(...)

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