Tom Hickey

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Playwright Tom MacIntyre standing outside Leinster House in 2009 ahead of the opening of his play on  political life in Dáil Eireann at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre has died aged 87 following a long illness. Born in Co Cavan in 1931, MacIntyre was best known for his theatre(...)

Aidan Heavey’s new venture Boru aims to exploit divestment drive by big energy company.

After pledging to end his career in the oil and gas sector with Tullow, the company he founded in the mid 1980s, it seems Aidan Heavey has had a chang(...)

Former Tullow chairman Aidan Heavey. Tullow expanded rapidly in the 2000s through a series of acquisitions.  Its fortunes, however, turned sharply in 2014

Former Tullow Oil senior executives Aidan Heavey and Tom Hickey have secured $1 billion (€920 million) in backing from US investment giant Carlyle for(...)

Aidan Heavey speaking at a Tullow Oil annual general meeting in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A year since stepping down as chairman of Tullow Oil, Irishman Aidan Heavey appears to be plotting a return to the world of oil and gas exploration. (...)

Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly has been elected and Independents4Change candidate Mick Wallace is almost certainly home. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning. It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long few weeks. But we’re nearly there. Last night, the count was completed in the Midland(...)

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney leaving Leinster House after appearing at the Oireachtas Sports Committee. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The name Angela Kerins was never far from the minds of anyone in Committee Room Four in Leinster House as the Oireachtas Sports Committee sought insig(...)

Flight of the Doves: unspools on TG4 at 11am on St Patrick’s Day

You can’t force a cult to happen. By definition such things evolve organically as enthusiasts group around some undervalued artefact. But a campaign (...)

Oona Doherty’s Hard to Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer at Dublin Dance Festival. PR photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 I was asked to take part in a theatre conference at NUI Galway called “Pushing Form”. My paper was on my own experimental work, exploring form(...)

 Peter Sutherland foretold in 1983 of unintended legal consequences, medical uncertainty and unpredictable Supreme Court rulings arising from the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Jack McManus

Peter Sutherland, whose funeral took place this week, was a central figure in the drama surrounding the introduction of the Eighth Amendment of the Co(...)

Liz Harper from Dublin visiting the Grand Lodge room at the Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth Street, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Hickey isn’t entirely sure what a Cultural Trailblazer is, even though he is one himself. “It’s a name made up by an advertising agency, I suspect(...)

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