Vincent Browne

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President Michael D Higgins said the country had lost a “deeply respected, trusted and much loved broadcaster” who had become central to her profession.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Marian Finucane was remembered as a formidable radio presence who had throughout a decades-long career held the pulse of a nation. Within moments of (...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the victory over Kerry in he All-Ireland SFC Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so this is 2019. And what have you done? Well, we’ve mostly gone to things, written about them and talked endless hours of guff on the back of th(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a placard reading “School strike for the climate”. Photograph: Hanna Franzen/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Well, that was quite something. The 2010s it was called. I was a different man at the start of it, listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry, contem(...)

Gay Byrne with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even when he left us, Gay Byrne commanded the airwaves like no other. It was 2.45pm on Monday when Joe Duffy, having noted the time and date in sombre(...)

David McRedmond, pictured in 2013 during his period as TV3 chief executive, said ‘I think I probably should have gotten an interview’ for the RTÉ director-general role.  File image: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The chief executive of An Post said the semi-state company would have gone into examinership had the price of a stamp not increased two years ago. Da(...)

Statistics from the charity show 145 older people in in 2019 presented themselves to Alone stating they were homeless or at risk of homelessness

Older people are increasingly at risk of homelessness due to the cost of rent increasing but State pension remaining the same, a charity has said. Al(...)

Dessie O’Hare, who was jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court in  Dublin  for the violent attempted eviction of a man and his family from their home in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Courtpix

When Dessie O’Hare cut off the tops of two of Dr John O’Grady’s fingers he used a hammer and chisel. It was a savage attack ensuring he was depicted (...)

"Luckily, Sky News is almost certainly a more intriguing place to work than Sky News Raw could ever dare to show."

Watching the feed for Sky News Raw, the behind-the-scenes channel that surfaced last week for one day only, I remembered that the problem with being p(...)

Bernard Sweeney (left), host of TraVision,  with guests Martin Collins, Vincent Browne and Kathleen Lawrence, in Pavee Point, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Among the guests a new Traveller-led video channel hopes to have on in coming weeks is former presidential candidate Peter Casey. TraVision founder B(...)

You never know what you’ll find in the ridiculous room. A small bear for €450? A baseball cap for €175? Photograph: iStock

I spent much of last Monday evening smelling like a carnal flower. Drawn to its arresting name, I couldn’t help but wonder if the unfamiliar perfume I(...)

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