Paul Gleeson

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The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

Jim Ferry is facing a potential prison term for failing to comply with a High Court order to clean up an illegal dump he has been operating near Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

The company which Donegal businessman Jim Ferry, who is facing jail over an illegal dump, says has taken over his waste collection business is itself (...)

Paul Gleeson with a copy of the original Lease from 1811 at the restored Merchant’s House and Store in Kilrush. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Remember the terrible scene in the movie Brooklyn when bitter old shopkeeper “Nettles” Kelly invites Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) up to her sitting room to t(...)

Sinéad Jennings competing on a Wattbike at the Irish Indoor Championships last year. Photograph: Marie-Therese Garvey

Success breeds success. Just four years in being, the Irish Indoor Championships has drawn its biggest entry ever. When entries closed on Wednesday(...)

Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

Briefs encounter: the Australian troupe is back with The Second Coming

Each preview includes a code. Here’s what they mean:BYM: Bring your mumBYD: Bring your dadEB: Early bird – starts before 8pmL: On at lunchtimeS&S:(...)

At 12pm on July 5th, we push off from Inuvik down the MacKenzie River on our 3,000km voyage. I’m with three other men in a 25ft rowing boat in the Can(...)

Denis Barnett, Frank Wolf, Paul Gleeson and Kevin Vallely, with their boat, prepare to tackle the Northwest Passage

In recent weeks many friends and family have asked my fellow explorers and me whether we are looking forward to our rowing expedition. The answer is, (...)

In just under four months I will sit into a 25ft rowing boat with three other men, high up in the Canadian Arctic, to embark on our quest to ro(...)