John Sweeney

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John Sweeney knows he may always be remembered for a single moment. While filming an investigation of the Church of Scientology for the BBC current(...)

John Sweeney, director of Health Care Informed, Galway. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

Health Care Informed was set up in 2005 and now employs 25 people. It is based in Headford, Co Galway, with offices in Dublin and Melbourne. What is (...)

Staff marking the 190th anniversary of the Shelbourne Hotel in April of this year.

The Shelbourne Hotel has been acquired by US property investment group Kennedy Wilson, which is planning to invest millions of euro into the business (...)

The Dublin docklands are ‘already at risk’ due to rises in sea levels, the MacGill summer school heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The docklands in Dublin are already at risk of flooding due to rises in sea levels as a result of climate change, the MacGill summer school heard. Dr (...)

Residents of Warsaw celebrate the first official results of the European Union accession referendum in Poland. Photograph: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

So the doomsayers were right, afterall. Ten years after we opened our borders to an enlarged European Union, it’s clear we hugely underestimate(...)

Geoffrey Shannon, the Law Society’s special rapporteur on child protection, will be one of the speakers at the homecare conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s first national homecare conference will hear calls for the sector to be put under statutory regulation. The c(...)

Shelbourne Hotel Holdings Ltd, 
the company 
which owns the famous Dublin hotel, had total debts of ¤289
million at the end of 2011. 

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Kennedy Wilson Holdings, the Californian investment firm, has said it is close to taking control of the historic Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and hinted(...)

The sale of the Shelbourne Hotel loan was off-market so no price is known. Photograph: Alan Betson

Half of the outstanding €206 million senior loan held by Bank on Ireland on the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin has been bought by international property i(...)

Prof John Sweeney,  attended three of the past four UN climate-change events as part of the Government delegation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has criticised Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for declining to meet them or to include any civil society rep(...)

A motorist makes his way through floods in Co Kildare in 2009: the findings of the UN report could “spell chaos” for the Irish economy, says Stop Climate Chaos spokesman Oisín Coghlan.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ireland could face an influx of “climate refugees” if the rate of climate change is not checked, a coalition of non-governmental organisations has war(...)

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