Tim O Brien

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Swimmers enjoy Dún Laoghaire harbour. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A series of multimillion-euro projects planned for Dún Laoghaire harbour have been thrown into question, including a €5 million urban beach, a €51 mil(...)

Irish Hotels Federation president  Michael Lennon and  chief executive Tim Fenn at the federation’s annual conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

There has already been a sharp drop in bookings for hotels and guesthouses outside of Dublin even in advance of the UK’s departure from the EU, the Ir(...)

An all-island approach to the clean-up promised by Tánaiste Simon Coveney, above, in January 2016, appears to have become mired in bureaucracy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Clean-up works on of one of Ireland’s worst cases of industrial pollution, the former Ispat/Irish Steel site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, ha(...)

Commercial broadband providers currently advertise speeds of 100 mbps, 360 mbps and even 1,000 mbps. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The backers of the €1.5 billion plus national Broadband plan have clashed with the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Sean Fleming, after he ci(...)

A screengrab from the Gaming for Peace simulation training software developed with the aid of a €2m grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 project.

A “visual novel” game to train international military and police in peacekeeping skills has been unveiled by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. (...)

As of New Year’s Eve, 151 people have been killed on Irish roads though the eventual figure may be less than that when reclassification takes place.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of people killed on the State’s roads in 2018 was 149, according to provisional figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The number i(...)

New public transport fares which come into operation on Saturday have been defended by the chief executive of the National Transport Authority. The (...)

Cpt Ciara Ní Ruairc,  from Kildare, is part of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was first deployed in 1991

It’s not everyone’s choice of a spot to spend the summer – a dugout in the Golan Heights, or a live-fire training camp in Mali – although there are ot(...)

 Michael Ring   has announced that some 27 organisations which provide mobility and cancer support services are to share in grants totalling €1.4m. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 27 organisations which provide mobility and cancer support services are to share in grants totalling €1.4 million, Minister for Rural and Communi(...)

Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

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