Patrick Byrne

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Among the high-profile objectors to the Irish Cement plans are the businessman JP McManus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced four days of oral hearings into Irish Cement’s controversial €10 million plans to burn waste a(...)

 Jim Mansfield jnr: Granted legal aid by the Special Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Businessman Jim Mansfield jnr has been granted legal aid on charges relating to false imprisonment and perversion of justice after the Special Crimina(...)

Jim Mansfield Jnr in 2016. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Special Criminal Court has endorsed a warrant for the arrest of businessman Jim Mansfield jnr on charges of conspiring to commit false imprisonmen(...)’s director of software development David Kenny, software developer Sophia Price,  senior software tester Stephen O’Connor and development team lead Lucia Macari. Photograph: James Connolly

US firm Overstock. com is to expand its European base in Sligo, creating 100 research and development jobs. The new roles will be in software develo(...)

Coroner Dr Crona Gallagher returned a verdict of accidental death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A man in a nursing home died after choking on a piece of bread given to him by a fellow resident, an inquest has heard. Patrick Byrne (75) suffered a(...)

A new book called “The Trinity College Harp”, by Brian Manners, is subtitled – with less exaggeration that you might at first suspect – “Ireland and the most exotic music instrument in the world”.

When the music collector Edward Bunting chronicled a revival of the Gaelic harp in the 1790s, one of the mysteries connected with the ancient instrume(...)

Love it or hate it, bitcoin has defied naysayers and delighted proponents by breaking through the $10,000 price barrier - a more than tenfold increase in value over the course of this year

It has been branded “a fraud” by its critics, and its sharp price rise during 2017 has been likened to the 17th century tulip craze. But love it or ha(...)

The harp has triumphed over all political and religious considerations

It’s one thing to worry about how your children will turn out. It’s quite another to find yourself fretting over the life choices of dead ancestors. B(...)

Members of the Loreto order outside the convent on St Stephen’s Green as the bodies of the fire victims were being removed. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The OPW considered suing the Loreto Order after a fire killed six nuns at a convent in Dublin city centre. On June 2nd, 1986,a fire broke out at the (...)

Jonny Byrne (19): well-known local hurler and footballer and a member of the Naomh Bríd Hurling Club and Leighlinbridge GFC.

There has been widespread condemnation of the “Neknominations”drinking challenge following the death of a young Carlow man who took part in the activ(...)

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