John O Brien

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Gardaí placing a cover over Veronica Guerin’s car at the scene of the fatal shooting in June  1996.  Photograph: Pat Langan

Modern gangland crime in the State is a world that journalist Veronica Guerin, who was murdered 25 years ago on Saturday, would not recognise, says fo(...)

Members of Meath IFA drive through Kells as part of a ‘day of action’ held simultaneously in  towns across Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Farmers in 30 towns nationwide held a “day of action” to protest over European Union Common Agricultural Policy reform proposals and what they claim i(...)

Gare St Lazare’s adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“This is a funny old place to start,” says Sophie Motley while she awaits her return to Ireland as the new artistic director of Everyman Theatre in Co(...)

In 2016 Pope Francis established a commission to examine whether women could or should be ordained deacons. Stating that the outcome was inconclusive, he established another commission in 2020.  Handout photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

Pope Francis recently announced that he would remove the phrase “lay men” from Canon 230 and replace it with “lay persons”. This change to the church’(...)

An O’Brien Fine Foods employee at the processing facility in Timahoe, Co Kildare. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

It was 6am on Monday July 27th when ‘A’, the man who would become the third confirmed Covid-positive case at O’Brien Fine Foods in Timahoe, Co Kildare(...)

The  St Roch statue  has become a focus of prayer at the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians on Dublin’s Navan Road since it re-opened for private prayer recently. Photograph: Alan Betson

A religious statue which is credited with ensuring one Dublin parish did not succumb to the Spanish flu a century ago has become a focus of prayer in (...)

The hustings, with all major parties represented at Project Arts Centre in Dublin was hosted by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) coalition

One of the recurring issues at the Election 2020 arts hustings was the precarious nature of working in the arts, including the difficulty in accessing(...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he did not believe the new initiative would be controversial. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Ireland’s largest supplier of cigarette vending machines has said it will go to court over proposed legislation banning them from dispensing tobacco p(...)

Richard Proffitt’s installation May the Moon Rise and the Sun Set at UCC’s Dept of Music in Sunday’s Well forms part of the festiva

The modest citizens of Cork may wish to avert their eyes from the Crawford Art Gallery during this year’s Midsummer Festival when The Fig Reveal strip(...)

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