Outside the National Sports Campus, people like Liam Harbison don’t register, a bit like the powerbrokers pulling the strings in the West Wing. Dubliner Harbison is the ‘chief of staff’, one of the most powerful and influential people in an Irish sporting landscape that has capitalised on the political fallout following the Rio Olympics.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2019
The Minister for Health and Children's "intransigence" over document disclosure is delaying efforts to get on with the first of a number of cases in which a woman claims she developed a sleep disorder as a result of getting the swine flu vaccine, the High Court heard.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
More people are surviving strokes but 75% of the country’s rehabilitation hospitals can not provide patients with recommended levels of therapy.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
Ireland’s Paralympic team has been set a target of eight medals from this year’s Games in Brazil.
Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
The tribunal into the mysterious deaths of two Kerry babies in the 1980s resolved little and pleased nobody, writes
Wed, 06 Jan, 2016
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
A detective inspector has denied that, during their investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, gardaí made no effort to verify the truth of Ian Bailey’s account of various matters, including how he got scratches on his hands and arms.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2015
Garda outlines horrific scene at site of Grangegorman murders
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
Harpists from across Europe and America will perform in Limerick later this month at a week-long festival celebrating the legacy of Brian Boru and our national emblem.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
The prospects are good for a start-up firm that has the technology to provide the media with instant access to brand images.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014
It is 20 years since the decision was taken to expand Dr John Harbison’s State Pathologist’s Office but almost immediately it looked like the one-man-show could turn into a circus.
Tue, 03 Dec, 2013
LUKE MING FLANAGAN won’t be smoking a celebratory splif after the Nov 6 Dáil vote on his proposal to legalise the supply and consumption of cannabis.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
Never mind the Republic of Ireland’s loss in Cologne, or Munster’s woeful experience in Edinburgh, Irish sport’s most damaging defeat is about to be recorded today, and in Leinster House, of all places.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2013
Heavy use of high-potency cannabis is putting young people at risk of stroke, a leading specialist told an inquest.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2013
Double gold medallists Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth have been denied the opportunity to defend their Paralympic titles in Rio.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2013
Ireland's most successful Paralympic team ever touched down tonight with 16 medals en tow, receiving a rapturous reception from the thousands of well-wishers at Dublin Airport.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2012
As the days ticked by and Ireland’s medal count climbed higher and higher at the Paralympic Games, the fear mounted just as quickly that people might get the wrong impression that it was all just a wee bit too easy.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
The 2012 Irish Paralympic team departed for a two-week pre-Games training camp this morning with chief executive Liam Harbison claiming they were ready to better the successes achieved four years ago in Beijing.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
Paralympics Ireland is set to step out of the shadow of its Olympic counterpart this summer with the announcement that the Games are to be screened live in this country for the first time.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2012
WHATEVER the New Year has in store for Irish holidaymakers, you can be sure self-catering will be involved.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2011
Thu, 27 Jan, 2011
A MOTHER who arrived at a scene where her 19-year-old son had been fatally attacked, saw blood on the road where he had died.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2010
ACCOUNTS on email systems operated by Hotmail and Google have been compromised into a major industry-wide scam which could affect tens of thousands of users.
Wed, 07 Oct, 2009
DESPITE the cheery glow, the banter and experience of cooking for celebrities, Irish chef Niall Harbison failed to persuade the crew of the notorious Dragons’ Den to part with their investment cash to make his dream come true.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2008
SPORTS Minister Martin Cullen, has vowed the government’s sports budget will not be “one of the first things to be cut” as the country enters an economic slowdown.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2008
JUSTICE Minister Brian Lenihan has moved to silence State Pathologist Marie Cassidy by banning her involvement in future documentaries following complaints over an RTÉ programme which featured the Scottish-born professor.
Fri, 07 Mar, 2008
A confession made by a Co Galway man convicted of the murder of an elderly woman over 25 years ago was the work of more than one person, a scientist told the Court of Criminal Appeal today.
Thu, 17 Jan, 2008
A JURY has returned a verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest into the death of Brian Murphy, the young man who died following a “vicious and sustained” assault outside the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, in August 2000.
Wed, 19 Sep, 2007
Three pathologists are to give medical evidence at a preliminary hearing of the inquest of student Brian Murphy after controversy arose surrounding his cause of death, it was ruled today.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2007
It was a mistake to allow a retired senior garda, who was criticised by the Morris Tribunal, to help hire Garda Reservists, the Tánaiste told the Dáil today.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2006
THE family of student Brian Murphy who died after being assaulted outside a Dublin nightclub today sought the materials State Pathologist Marie Cassidy used to determine his cause of death.
Sat, 16 Sep, 2006
The family of student Brian Murphy who died after being assaulted outside a Dublin nightclub today sought the materials State Pathologist Marie Cassidy used to determine his cause of death.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2006
The trial of a man accused killing his wife ten years has heard that the dead woman died as a result of being strangled.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2006
The unavailability of the former State Pathologist Professor John Harbison will not create any difficulties in the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife 10 years ago, the Central Criminal Court was told.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2006
DOCTORS who treated teenager Brian Murphy at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin after he was fatally assaulted outside a nightclub almost six years ago may provide vital clues as to the cause of his death, an inquest heard yesterday.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2006
A coroner is to examine two conflicting reports from the country’s top pathologists in a bid to establish how student Brian Murphy died after being assaulted outside Anabel’s nightclub in Dublin, it emerged today.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2006
The inquest into the death of 18-year-old Brian Murphy during a fight outside a Dublin nightclub six years ago is due to reopen today.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2006
AN inquest into the death of teenager Brian Murphy outside Club Anabel nightclub almost six years ago is to be re-opened.
Fri, 26 May, 2006
THE solution to the problem that has arisen because of former State pathologist Professor John Harbison’s inability to present evidence is obvious.
Mon, 01 May, 2006
STATE Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy has warned of the limitations of forensic evidence in solving crime.
Sat, 29 Apr, 2006
JUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell will meet with State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy in the coming days to discuss the difficulties raised by the illness of her predecessor, Prof John Harbison.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2006
Thu, 27 Apr, 2006