Richard Boyle

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Ellie O’Sullivan, aged 10, from Gaelscoil Inse Chór at the launch of Culture Date with Dublin 8 at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Actually, it’s all about the last number next weekend. Eight. As in Dublin 8. D8. Or DO8 as it seems doom(...)

It has been ruled that public bodies such as the Workplace Relations Commission must have the jurisdiction not to apply a rule of Irish national law that is contrary to EU law.

Public bodies such as the Workplace Relations Commission must have the jurisdiction not to apply a rule of Irish national law that is contrary to EU l(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, from 'Exploring Ireland’s Castles' by Tarquin Blake.

The shots fire out from my Canon. A Canon camera, of course, no gunpowder required here. I am travelling around Ireland visiting and photographing its(...)

Former minister for public expenditure Brendan Howlin, who promised that 48 bodies would be abolished or merged, but the changes were incremental rather than instrumental Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Of all the three-card political tricks played in the last decade, the “quango cull” must rank as the most audacious. In the run-up to the 2011 gener(...)

Actors Edward Lynch and James Lenane of Lismore Dramatic Society, Co Waterford, in costume ahead of ‘Lismore through the Ages’, a live pageant which celebrates the town’s 25th Anniversary as a Heritage Town on Saturday, May 14th. Photograph: Patrick Browne

One of Ireland’s most historic towns is to mark its 25 years as a Heritage Town with a pageant and parade next weekend which will highlight its role a(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

The research behind Public Sector Reform in Ireland  was carried out by Richard Boyle of the Institute of Public Administration. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

More than half of local government executives feel politicians interfere with their routine activities, a new report claims.The research behind Publi(...)

William Burlington and Darren Topps, the new head gardener at Lismore Castle who has introduced a new environmental policy to the centuries-old gardens around the castle. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The flag aloft one of the many towers at Lismore Castle is that of the town’s camogie team, winners of the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Champ(...)

Richard Boyle of the Institute of Public Administration, whose report on public-sector trends in 2013 says average weekly earnings are considerably higher in the public sector than for private-sector employees. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over the past four years average weekly earnings for staff in the public sector have fallen by €47.88, or 5 per cent, compared with an average reducti(...)

The Red House, Youghal, Co Cork

“Look!” says Helen Keane as she shifts a rug on the floor at the Red House. “When we lifted the old carpets this is what we found.” She has exposed a (...)

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