Olivia O Leary

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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(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has a torrid time on    Damien Tiernan’s Déise Today show in his first week as host. Photograph: North West Newspix

It may well be that all politics is local, as the late US congressman Tip O’Neill’s well-burnished chestnut claims, but the national broadcaster doesn(...)

One senses the nation leaning nervously into a particularly awkward series of centenary commemorations. The 1916 anniversary went well. The first Worl(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

Culture Night 2018:   ballerinas from Dance Ireland with drumming sensations the Hit Machine. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Friday is Culture Night all over Ireland. Do you: (a) put on comfy shoes, arm yourself with the guide or the app and let loose, collapsing with exhaus(...)

Journalist Sarah McInerney: ‘To my bemusement, I had a natural instinct for news.’  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Oh, she wants to be the next Olivia O’Leary?” my mother’s friend asked, dismissively, when she heard of my plans to apply for a journalism degree. M(...)

A levy should be imposed on big tech companies to protect quality journalism and to “take down parasites” who should have to pay for reporters’ work, according to  journalist Olivia O’Leary.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A levy should be imposed on big tech companies to protect quality journalism and to “take down parasites who should have to pay for our work,” accordi(...)

Ann-Marie Power has been appointed as RTÉ’s first group head of arts and culture.

RTÉ has appointed Ann-Marie Power to the new role of group head of arts and culture. The role has been identified as a key one by director-general Dee(...)

Olivia O’Leary on one of her favourite walks along the Barrow, with Mount Leinster in the background. Photograph: Michael Brophy

Campaigners have hailed a decision to refuse planning permission to develop part of a riverside grass path stretching across three counties. The pr(...)

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