Tim O Brien

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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(...)

A building, on left, formerly used as Crossakiel Garda station. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

A family who bought a former Garda station within the Dublin commuter belt for €6,000 from the Office of Public Works has said it may rent out the bui(...)

 Lisa Lawlor with her parents Maureen and Francis, who were both killed in the Stardust tragedy in 1981. Ms Lawlor, 38, who was just 17-months-old when her parents died, has given her support to a call for a new inquest for the first time. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

Nobody in authority wants to know how the victims of the Stardust nightclub fire were killed, relatives of some of those who died in the blaze 37 year(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The “first real Shannon maintenance scheme since Queen Victoria” will start to pay off this winter as flood protection, water-level management and wor(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

An engineer works on a newly rebranded Circle K service station in Rathfarnham, Dublin, in April. Circle K is set to operate three new motorway service areas. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Three motorway service areas that have cost Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) more than €20 million to build, and for which it is paying almost €(...)

An overhaul of the Dublin Bus network was outlined earlier in July. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Major commuter bus services from Swords, Balbriggan and Dunboyne will be significantly worse off under a €2 billion plan to reform Dublin’s bus routes(...)

For sunscreen to be effective, it is very important that you apply a generous amount to your skin before going out in the sun, advises the health Service Executive. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Health professionals and the HSE have warned that people with conditions such as diabetes and heart complaints should take extra care during the curre(...)

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(...)

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