Sean O Rourke

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Two of the pieces, by Louis le Brocquy, were commissioned by the State-owned public broadcaster.

RTÉ has denied an allegation that it will pay art auctioneers Sotheby’s 25 per cent commission to sell five arts works at public auction in November. (...)

Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says if Mr Johnson’s proposals are the final offer then there will not be a deal. Photograph: Getty

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “personalised attacks” on individual politicians to try to get them to agree to British prime minister Boris Johnson’s(...)

 Trinity College Dublin: considering options. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is considering cutting its intake of Irish students by up to a quarter over the next five years in order to protect the quality(...)

A graphic from weather mapping service Magic Seaweed showing the current expected location of high winds associated with Hurricane Lorenzo  along the west coast of Ireland on Thursday morning.

Wind speeds exceeding 130km/h and torrential rain are expected on Thursday as Storm Lorenzo makes landfall in Ireland. The remnant of the category 5 (...)

Jerry Long, ICOS President, Ann Fogarty, Group Company Secretary, Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General DAFM, Jim Woulfe, Chief Executive & John O’Gorman, Chairman. Photograph: O’Gorman Photography

“Like Seán O’Rourke says ‘There were only two cheeses in Ireland in the 1960s, Galtee and Calvita’ and they were both made in Mitchelstown. ” Histori(...)

Former billionaire, Sean Quinn, arriving at the Four Courts. File photograph: Collins

Businessman Seán Quinn has condemned as “barbaric” the attack on Kevin Lunney, a senior executive in the network of companies once owned by the Quinn (...)

Max Hastings, a former newspaper editor and now a historian, accused Boris Johnson (pictured)  and his government of being ‘completely indifferent’ to the fate of Northern Ireland in the Brexit debate. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.

Britain is not an important country any more and Brexit is being driven by an “almost crazy nostalgia” for the past, the historian Max Hastings has sa(...)

Shay Byrne

The very phrase “graveyard slot” suggests quietude, decay, stillness; the very antithesis of what makes for good radio. Due in part to lower listener (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “It is a real challenge for Irish officials or people acting on behalf of the Irish state to enter one of the most challenging areas of conflict in the world”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Government is engaging with “international actors” to help bring Dundalk woman Lisa Smith and her two-year-old daughter back to Ireland, Minister (...)

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