Martin O Brien

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Ms McKee was shot dead on April 18th, 2019 as she was observing rioting in the city. The New IRA admitted the murder. File photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA.

Tributes have been paid to Lyra McKee, the journalist who was murdered in Derry last year, on the first anniversary of her death. Ms McKee was shot d(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank’s decision to release almost €1 billion in liquidity to the banking sector could facilitate lending of up to €16 billion, a note publ(...)

A statue of a soldier erected to commemorate those who took part in the War of Independence in the village square of Galbally, Co Limerick. Photograph:  Getty

County: Limerick Incident: Shooting of Robert Byrnes Date: April 6th, 1919 IRA volunteers claimed they were ready to rise up against the British army(...)

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(...)

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