Paul O Higgins

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Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

American George David’s Rambler 88 making a record-breaking finish to the Volvo Round Ireland Race at Wicklow SC on Monday. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

A common phenomenon in offshore sailing is the “thousand yard stare” that occurs when sailors come ashore after days or weeks of intense competition a(...)

A total of eight Irish titles will be decided by the expected 80-boat fleet competing at the ICRA National Championships 2016 at Howth Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Light airs look set to dominate at least the opening day of the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association annual championships at Howth Yacht Club. The(...)

John and Brian Hall’s Something Else was a class winner at this week’s Scottish Series on the Clyde. The National Yacht Club entry is in action again next Friday at the ICRA National Championships in Howth

Yesterday’s confirmation of divisions at next week’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships at Howth Yacht Club underlined it(...)

Entries for this year’s Volvo Round Ireland Race have already reached almost 50 boats for the 704-mile event that starts at Wicklow on Saturday 18th June. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

With little over a month remaining before the main Summer sailing season begins in earnest, major regattas are reporting significant growth in fleet n(...)

The late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When Adrian Hardiman was at UCD in the early 1970s, mixing in a circle of friends that centred on the history faculty and the debating chamber of the(...)

An application to adjourn the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick has been denied. Photograph: Court Collins

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick is to proceed in October after an application for adjournment by his defence was denied(...)

Howth boats are leading the way at the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Howth boats dominate half the classes competing in the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup at the start of day two on Thursday morning at Kinsale Yacht (...)

Marie Farrell: Despite some protestations to the contrary, Farrell was the principal witness in 2003 at Bailey’s libel action at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins

After 64 days of hearings over five months, the outcome of Ian Bailey’s action for damages against the State over the conduct of the Garda investig(...)

Ian Bailey, with his sister Kay Reynolds, at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Day 31 – January 20th1 Former British soldier Martin Graham said that he changed his view about assisting gardaí to try and get information on Ian Bai(...)

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