Tom Hickey

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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(...)

Asylum seekers Protest in Waterford in 2014.  Picture: Patrick Browne

The Supreme Court ruled last week in favour of a Burmese asylum seeker who challenged the legislative provisions that prohibited him from seeking work(...)

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sometimes constitutional law has an ironic effect and one that perhaps goes against the intuitions of lawyers. It prevents one arm of government from (...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy: April 1st, 1944-December 5th, 2016
Obituary: Declan Burke-Kennedy
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  • December 24, 2016, 06:00

Declan Burke-Kennedy, theatre co-founder, dramatist and journalist, has died aged 72. A man of considerable charm and geniality; an independent spi(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy who has died at the age of 72: his friend and colleague David Shanks described him as “perhaps the nicest man I’ve ever met”

The death has occurred of former Irish Times journalist, novelist and playwright Declan Burke-Kennedy, who was also a co-founder of Dublin’s influenti(...)

 Brian O’Cathain, Petroceltic CEO. With the company now facing a collapse in energy prices and locked in a feud with an ex- Deutsche Bank trader-turned-activist shareholder, it’s understood that HSBC has sold its loans at about 30 per cent of face value. (Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times)

HSBC is discovering the oil crash extends far beyond the deserts of the Gulf, the plains of west Texas and the shale fields of North Dakota. Even a s(...)

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