Tim O Brien

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Minister for the Marine Michael Creed (second right) visiting the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island last December. Photograph: Department of the Marine

An environmental group fears that the Government may be about to abandon plans to clean up the site of the former Irish Steel plant on Haulbowline Isl(...)

A Kilkenny County Council report says there is an educational, social and economic case for locating a higher education campus to cater for 1,000 students in the city. Photograph: Pat Moore.

A new third-level college should be created in an urban renewal area of Kilkenny city focusing on design, crafts, animation, heritage, tourism and the(...)

US president Donald Trump in Michigan on Saturday. “Trump’s peculiar form of diplomacy  has somehow produced a possible breakthrough in North Korea that eluded his predecessors.” Photograph: Rena Laverty/EPA

You can hear those heads exploding from here to Oslo. Republican legislators are pushing Donald Trump, the most combative man in the universe, for a N(...)

The Irish Hotels Federation has since Wednesday housed thousands of displaced passengers for airlines travelling through Dublin Airport.

Ireland must learn to react better to extreme weather events, instead of simply “shutting down and going home for a few days”, according to the genera(...)

Forensic and fire officers at a house in Derrylin, Fermanagh where three people have died in a fire and police have arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of murder. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Firemen and police forensic experts will today continue to comb the ruins of a house destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Fermanagh, which has lef(...)

The Wild Atlantic Way near Kilcrohane on the Sheeps Head Penninsula in west Cork. Fáilte Ireland is looking at a similar initiative for the Shannon corridor. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Advance tourism bookings for 2018 indicate another record year for tourism, with foreign earnings set to hit €6 billion, the annual conference of the (...)

Outgoing hotels federation chief Joe Dolan said coarse fishermen, who traditionally hail from Britain, were almost non-existent this year. Photograph: Getty Images

A drop in numbers of British tourists visiting the Republic following the Brexit vote cost the hospitality industry more than €60 million in 2017, wit(...)

A view of Galway city centre. The National Transport Authority has said developing a Luas-style tram network to serve the  city would be ‘inappropriate’.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The National Transport Authority has said developing a Luas-style tram network to serve Galway city would be expensive and “not appropriate”. The aut(...)

FLOTUS Melania Trump. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Melania has learned a few things from the master. The first lady will never be as brilliant at trolling as her husband. He is an idiot-savant who play(...)

Prof Tim O’Brien: he spent 20 years as one of the world’s longest survivors with motor neuron disease yet continued his work with ‘no envy, no vanity and no regrets’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Timothy O’Brien Born: November 26th, 1951 Died: October 11th, 2017 Prof Tim O’Brien, who has died at the age of 65, was Ireland’s first professor of (...)

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