Pat O Brien

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An alcohol-free trip to Vegas was the longest four-day junket of my life. Photograph: iStock

Two days after I found out I was pregnant, I was sent on an all-expenses press trip to Las Vegas (I’m not even remotely ashamed at this humongous brag(...)

“A great favourite for starters”: Maura Bourke says she was always able to get avocados in the late 1970s

A lot of you have responded to last week’s you-kids-don’t-realise-how-good-you-have-it nostalgia-fest. Some readers share our recollections of the 198(...)

Thanks to an amendment to the BIK regime, if your employer were to buy you a new Tesla (if they could track one down) retailing at about €100,000, you would get to save €17,160 a year in taxes.  Photograph: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not just your income that you pay tax on; if you earn more than €1,905 a year, a host of other perks and benefits you enjoy through your employme(...)

A man who was sexually abused as a child by a neighbour has been awarded €200,000 damages by the High Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A man who was sexually abused as a child by a neighbour has been awarded €200,000 damages by the High Court. Cian McCarthy was aged just seven when (...)

Pat O’Brien, of Tankardstown, Kilmallock,  the court heard, had pleaded guilty in 2008 at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to six counts of sexual assault and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, with the last 18 months suspended on condition he stay away from Kilmallock for 15 years. File photograph: Getty Images

A man sexually abused his neighbour from the age of seven and threatened to slit the throats of the boy’s parents if he said anything about it, it has(...)

 Writer and actor Eilish O’Carroll at the launch of Caherlistrane with author Mary J Murphy. Photograph: Minette Glynn

Mam died shortly after Caherlistrane was launched in our eponymously named village in north Co Galway recently. A few days later the writer and actor (...)

‘Our system cannot accept a membership application without the applicant manually entering their credit- or debit card details into the sign-up page,’ says Complete Savings

More confusion over Complete Savings sign-up More on Complete Savings, the “web loyalty” scheme that costs €12 a month. We received an email from rea(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

Clean dem spatz: We'z outta here!

How hot do we like it? Let us begin by dipping a toe in the most scalding water. Over half a century after Billy Wilder’s most popular comedy first sp(...)

Pauline Conway from Co Wicklow greeting  President Michael D Higgins  at University College London Hospital yesterday.  Photograph: Johnny Bambury

The glittering investiture of Ireland into The Order of the VBF (Very Best Friend) continues. There’s nothing like some rousing pageantry to st(...)

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