Paul O Brien

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The headquarters of Quinn Industrial Holdings, near the village of Derrylin, Northern Ireland. Photograph: New York Times

Two Quinn Industrial Holdings directors advised a Facebook group that campaigned to restore Sean Quinn to the business in 2011 in a bid “to stop it be(...)

Cyril McGuinness died last week during a police raid in Derbyshire. Photograph: Collins Courts

A brother of gang leader Cyril McGuinness, also known as Dublin Jimmy,  took a High Court challenge in an effort to find out the confidential inf(...)

The burnt out oil tanker at the offices of the Aventas group, Ballyconnell, formerly Quinns, in December 2013. Photograph: Pacemaker

2011 April 14th: Seán Quinn and his family are removed from his businesses in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan and Derrylin, Co Fermanagh with the appointment (...)

In his opening address to Digital Summit Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said new questions were being raised around the development and applications of AI and machine learning. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

The Digital Summit Dublin, now in its third year, is probably one of the more interesting Irish technology gatherings you’ve never heard of. With high(...)

Harry McCann: giving up his role as a referee because of the abuse and violent threats he has received. Photograph: James Forde

The Football Association of Ireland has investigated 15 separate incidents of alleged assault on match officials since 2016. The FAI confirmed on Mon(...)

Facebook’s representation, dating back to Enda Kenny’s time as taoiseach, came as efforts were being made to overhaul data privacy laws across the EU. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Facebook pressed the government to increase funding to the State’s data watchdog to push back at French, Spanish and German regulators opposed to maki(...)

Dancer Emma O’Sullivan performs to music from her small amplifier while busking in Galway city centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Connemara sean-nós dancer Emma O’Sullivan used to earn a living in Dublin until the threat of fines of between €75 and €1,500 drove her back west. No(...)

When the Clarion Hotel rose above Limerick’s Steamboat Quay in 2002, nearly everyone thought that the city had finally “arrived”. With a height of 53m(...)

Blurred lines: augmented reality seamlessly blends reality and virtual, taking us even deeper into a world where the lines between reality and the artificial continue to blur

Bots are getting busier Bots are the new minions of the world wide web. Turning up almost everywhere, recent estimates suggest there is now more bot (...)

 The Tower development, including the Happy Pear Restaurant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Clondalkin is without question one of the best value neighbourhoods in the capital, offering prices that are affordable to most and a location within (...)

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