Mick Byrne

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Keane and McCarthy during a training session in Saipan. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

He came. He saw. He went home.” So ran the tag-line of the Irish box office smash hit comedy I, Keano, an epic musical melodrama about a Roman legion (...)

The Irish Times Business Podcast: Why do Irish consumers pay more online?

If you’ve shopped online and you’re Irish you may be familiar with the feeling that you are being ripped off by international retailers. Geo-blocking (...)

Head coach Steve Hansen has been envolved with the New Zealand management team for for over 10 years. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

When you face the national rugby team of New Zealand, you truly take on the entire Kiwi nation. It does not matter where you play them. Be it at their(...)

The Republic of Ireland team sun bathe during Italia ‘90. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Paul Getty, Marlene Dietrich and Sarah Bernhardt are among the many rich and famous who have checked in to the Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles sin(...)

Paul McGrath celebrates his goal with Liam Brady, Mark Lawrenson and Ray Houghton during the European Championship qualifier at Lansdowne Road on October 14th 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the era of the “what if...” novel, it may be only a matter of time before somebody revisits Jack Charlton’s time as Republic of Ireland manager an(...)

Mick Byrne of the Dublin Tenants’ Association said it welcomed moves that would reduce the frequency of rent increases, but the proposed legislation would not curtail ‘the extent or amount’ by which rents could climb. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

While groups representing a certain cohort of landlords are furious about legislative proposals that will freeze residential rent prices for periods o(...)

Joe Schmidt has delivered two Six Nations and got us to a World Cup quarter-final. He is ideally placed to bring in structures so the next wave of players are better coached at a younger age. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

In the movie Moneyball Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, turns on the old baseball scouts and says: “If we try to play (...)

Niall Quinn celebrates his equalising goal against the Netherlands.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jack Charlton was never a man to covet the kind of adulation normally reserved for film stars and athletes of less obvious physical attraction, who ca(...)

A translation service has brought a legal challenge to the Garda Commissioner’s decision to award a contract for supply of language interpretation ser(...)

 Belvedere College students Matthew Collins, Adam Goodman, Niall Miller and Jack Rutledge participating in the Annual Sleepout to raise funds for the Homeless in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

‘Ah, Da, tell us the story again about the hospital ship.” He smiled with delight, but my mother groaned: “Oh not again, give us a break.” She had hea(...)

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