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Hayden Thorpe: “It was quite interesting to be the leather-clad frontman of quite a ballsy record, while at the same time feeling quite unnerved and a bit fractured.” Photograph: Liza Geddes

When Hayden Thorpe woke up in his hotel room the morning after the final Wild Beasts gig, he felt one prevailing emotion: relief. “Y’know, it felt lik(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, of Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, was suspended in July by the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Until last Wednesday afternoon, a shy middle-aged Roscommon wife and mother was unsure whether she was destined to lose her family home in the days be(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, the senior solicitor and principal of Kilrane O’Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen’s best-known and largest legal practice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

December 2009 should have been an unremarkable month in the young life of Brian Colleran. The 21-year-old from Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon was a ke(...)

Carla Wentzel: will take over from Tom Fleming

Volkswagen Group Ireland has appointed South African Carla Wentzel as the new group managing director for its Irish operation. Wentzel, currently gen(...)

Wild Beasts will play the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, on February 15th.

On November 19th, 2016, after the last date of their world tour ended in Mexico City, Wild Beasts sat down and had a conversation about splitting up. (...)

John Ryan, chief executive,  Great Place to Work Institute: “Attendees will learn  . . . how to create and sustain high-performing organisations”

Several hundred business leaders and HR professionals from many of Ireland’s best-performing organisations will gather in Dublin for the Great Place t(...)

Michael and Danny Healy Rae   ahead of the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House earlier this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Danny Healy-Rae made headlines in recent days when he said, among other things, that he would shoot an intruder who came into his house. However, dow(...)

Fine Gael’s extensive use of focus groups to road test its policies and election slogans, such as the ‘keep the recovery going’ phrase,  was criticised by some TDs in the aftermath of a poor election for the party. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fine Gael spent over €200,000 of state funding on opinion polling and focus groups last year, in the run up to February’s general election. The party(...)

Michael Healy Rae (with his brother Danny, right):  says he did nothing “ethically or morally” wrong in purchasing a property at an Allsop auction last year. He had protested in 2013 at a sale of distressed properties by the British company.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has said he did nothing “ethically or morally” wrong in purchasing a property at an Allsop auction, having previousl(...)

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae celebrates on the shoulders of supporters including his  brother Michael who was re-elected earlier. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fine Gael Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan has lost his Dáil seat in Kerry. Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil, Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin and Sinn Féin Ma(...)

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