John O Brien

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The members of An Garda Síochána put their lives on the line and many have paid the ultimate price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is an increasing sense of alarm as the November 4th date for the Garda associations’ withdrawal of labour draws ever closer. There are two comp(...)

David Kempster in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’: a new translation by Roddy Doyle will be staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival

If only common sense were not so rare. Just look at the Arts Council and the mess it has been in for years with its Festivals and Events Scheme. This (...)

‘The offences alleged against Pat Hickey et al are not criminal offences under Irish law’. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Brazil and Ireland are very different countries in terms of geographical size, population, economy, corruption and crime. They have very different leg(...)

The biggest officiating fiasco in modern times was the “goal” scored by Meath’s Joe Sheridan to defeat Louth in the Leinster final six years ago. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It must have been like hearing a siren for any of the Croke Park administration staff watching – or even listening to – last Saturday’s All-Ireland hu(...)

It would have been anticipated that Ring Cup favourites Antrim and their manager Terence McNaughton would not have such a direct stake in the proposal’s implementation.   Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

The GAA is due to meet Antrim today to discuss the county’s proposal, accepted by this year’s congress, that the winners of the Christy Ring Cup shal(...)

The scene following the killing of  Gareth Hutch on North Cumberland Street, Dublin, on Tuesday.

With gunmen working for the Kinahan drugs gang murdering on the streets of Dublin, apparently undeterred by the increased armed Garda presence, the pr(...)

 ‘We seem to have lost our islands a long time ago; did they finally sink?’  Above,  Inishbofin Island, Co Galway. Photograph: Frank Miiller

We seem to have lost our heritage. Does anyone know where it has gone? Perhaps an obvious place to search would be with our new Minister for Miscell(...)

At St Finian’s Church on Adelaide Road, Dublin, at the end of an ecumenical Way of the Cross procession from Rathmines Catholic church. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

People must stand up to the men of violence in society and say “no more”, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. Speaking at the an(...)

Christiane O’Mahony, who wrote and stars in Sisters of the Rising

Sisters of the Rising Everyman Palace, Cork ★★ The quiet plucking of a harp, so emblematic in itself that it might have arrived straight from Tara’(...)

Fisherman John O’Brien speaks at the European Parliament. Photograph: Loic Jourdain

John O’Brien is a fisherman and father of six from Inishbofin in Donegal. He is concerned about the future of fishing and the retention of rural servi(...)

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