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Shane Burns with his daughter  Lexie, who is now seven

Working Abroad Q&A: Shane Burns is originally from Killarney, Co Kerry, but now lives in Kallista in the mountains near Melbourne. He works a(...)

Daniel O’Donnell welcomes the Mary from Dungloe contestants on stage during a concert. Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2011 might have been helped by his popularity in certain small countries. Photograph: North West Newspix

Twenty years ago I was asked to talk to a senior Australian politician about the Celtic Tiger. I recounted the vital role played by European Union mem(...)

Sara Canning with her partner Lyra McKee: ‘Lyra made my politics less black and white. She was unique in Northern Ireland’

Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards are the first couple to enter into a same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. To mark the occasion, those involved(...)

Fiona de Londras with the Barnacle geese in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Welcome to my place ... Birmingham
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  • February 2, 2020, 06:01

Fiona de Londras grew up near Dundrum in Co Tipperary, went to school in Tipperary town and university in UCC. In 2012 she became a professor at Durha(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-headquartered gaming company Keywords Studios said it expected revenues to rise in 2019, with acquisitions providing a boost to growth. In a t(...)

‘The Government needs to set up a taskforce urgently to assess why houses are much more expensive to build outside Dublin city centre than major English cities,’ says Ballymore Group founder Sean Mulryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘The Housing Fix’ is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing the(...)

Michael O’Flynn in the High Court: ‘I gave nobody any instruction to do this’

A company in the O’Flynn property development group mistakenly sought permission to build student apartments on a site in Birmingham in England, the H(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn told the High Court that Patrick Cox had downloaded 36,677 internal documents to an external hard drive in May 2015, months before he left. Photograph: Collins Courts

Developer Michael O’Flynn dismissed as “blackmail” allegations that his business kept the State’s National Asset Management Agency (Nama) in the dark(...)

Several O’Flynn group companies are suing former employees Patrick Cox, Liam Foley and Eoghan Kearney for using information taken from the business to develop their own projects.

Patrick Cox took more than 36,000 confidential documents from the O’Flynn group of companies before leaving the property developer’s employment, the H(...)

Storm Brendan: There may  be some short-term loss of power and other services. Photograph: Met Office

Gusts of up to 128km/h could hit parts of the UK as Storm Brendan sweeps in, prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning. Britain has issued (...)

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