Tim O Brien

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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 (...)

Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

A man (44) has died following a single-vehicle crash in Co Tipperary.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man (44) has died following a single-vehicle crash in Co Tipperary. The incident occurred shortly after 3pm on Monday, when the car which the man (...)

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan

Minister for Health Simon Harris has sharply criticised as “ignorant”, comments from the Catholic bishop of Waterford and Lismore, which linked the HP(...)

The Department of Education said the building named in the report were not found to be dangerous. Photograph: PA

Schools which have been judged to not meet fire safety regulation by the Department of Education will open to pupils tomorrow. Following the discover(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said the Government’s new affordable childcare scheme may not be ready by its September 2018 deadline. File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government’s new affordable childcare scheme may not be ready by its September 2018 deadline, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. (...)

Last week European Union culture ministers agreed to review an EU directive that covers the audiovisual promotion and advertising of alcohol. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Government has urged its European counterparts to ban alcohol advertising, telling a seminar in Brussels that children must be protected from an i(...)

Donald Trump with Emmanuel Macron. The ‘Washington Post’ dubbed the French president “the prince regent of Paris and Pittsburgh alike”. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

We’ve been conditioned by Hollywood to see the president of the United States step up to the lectern to confidently tell us how he will combat the exi(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there has been a ‘surge’ in passport applications this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there has been a “surge” in passport applications this year and urged those who need passport renewals to u(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross told People Before Profit Alliance TD Bríd Smith the four projects were selected due to their potential impact on road safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

Part of a €100 million Revenue tax refund, which arose after a European ruling on the charging of VAT on motorway tolls, is to be spent on a series of(...)

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