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Gemma O’Doherty row raises serious questions on censorship by tech giants

Last week Google terminated the YouTube account of Irish journalist Gemma O’Doherty, alleging that she had violated their hate speech policies. The video in question is no longer accessible, but it is widely reported that the offending comments involved “criticism of ethnic ...

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The Irish Times view on third-level reform: university autonomy should be protected

Government plans to introduce greater accountability for the third-level sector, which receives about €1.5 billion in public funding, make sense on the face of it. The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee has raked over dozens of high-profile examples of inappropriate spending by third-level ...

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The recession is now in the rearview mirror

I must have been the only Australian on that aircraft when I flew to Ireland in 2010. In contrast, flights the other direction were almost certainly packed full of Irish millennials leaving to seek opportunities and sunshine in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Just as many of them came home ...

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Wild scenes of joy as Lowry raises the Claret Jug

Maybe he didn’t need any outside assistance, but Bridget Lowry – Shane’s mother – took no chances.

She kept vigil inside Royal Portrush Golf Club with a statue of St Anthony as her son worked wonders of his own in claiming the 148th British Open, a victory which earned the ...

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President leads tributes to Shane Lowry’s ‘historic win’

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday.

The President said the Offaly man’s victory was not only a “great personal achievement but an historic win”.

“His triumph ...

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Jonathan Ryan – a champion of Irish companies at home and abroad

Jonathan Ryan, who died on June 23rd, 2019, was a dedicated public servant whose industrial development work was inspired by his commitment to improving Irish companies’ performance, especially in foreign fields. He retired after a long career in Enterprise Ireland, and before that in CTT, the ...

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Ireland's Shane Lowry stands like a giant on the Causeway Coast

In this neck of the world where mythical giants – those of Fionn Mac Cumhaill of yore, or a vintage associated with Game of Thrones – have strode the land, few have matched the imprints which Shane Lowry left over the rugged terrain of the Dunluce links as he claimed this 148th British Open ...

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TV View: Nothing tedious about watching Lowry’s march to glory

A catastrophic piece of scheduling meant that for the purposes of TV criticism there was no one else left to watch a great Irish sporting story unfold.

So if Shane Lowry can look forward to counting the blessings accruing from his superb British Open triumph some of us have already done a ...

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Kerry and Donegal finishes level after a mesmerising match

Donegal 1-20 Kerry 1-20

A year after Kerry had produced a cracking draw against Ulster opposition in Clones, they repeated the trick in Croke Park on Sunday in the clash of Munster and Ulster champions.

Unlike the Monaghan match 12 months previously this wasn’t a finagled ...

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British Open: How sport and Shane Lowry are uniting Ireland

Out on the course at Royal Portrush, it feels like magic is in the making. The first British Open golf championship to be held on Irish soil in almost 70 years, and a potential Irish winner.

As Shane Lowry tees off, the roar of the crowd is deafening. “Come on Shane,” they shout, ...

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Mayo’s old warriors flattered by nine point win over Meath

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14

Hard to know how many more of these Mayo have in them. On a different day against a better team, there’s no guarantee they’d have got out of this one intact. With 20 minutes to go, they were two points down and would have been three had it not been for a badly ...

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Shane Lowry: ‘I can’t believe this is me, this is mine’

Irishman Shane Lowry staved off the biggest nerves of his golfing life and handled difficult conditions to win the British Open by six strokes amid emotional scenes at Portrush on Sunday.

Fervently cheered on every shot by the sellout crowd, the 32-year-old from Clara was never seriously ...

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Shane Lowry win: ‘We can’t believe it’s happening to us, such a small club in such a small area’

The Offaly Faithful were glued to the televisions in the clubhouse as their hero closed in on the British Open.

Esker Hills in Tullamore, where Shane Lowry learned the skills of the game as a schoolchild, was designed by Christy O’Connor jnr and from the comfort of his heavenly 19th ...

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The Irish Times view on Shane Lowry’s victory: into the pantheon

Shane Lowry’s victory at the 148th British Open Championship at Royal Portrush means that he becomes the sixth Irish golfer to win one of golf’s four Majors. He follows in the spike marks of Fred Daly, Padraig Harrington (2), Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke – all of whom have lifted the ...

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Brilliant Shane Lowry holds his nerve to lift the Claret Jug

Shane Lowry has won his maiden Major title, after he posted a final round of 72 to secure victory in the British Open at Portrush.

On a day of slow scoring Lowry battled with the course and the elements to finish the tournament on - 15 - six strokes ahead of runner-up Tommy ...

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‘I had a choice: get another job or start a company’

Nearing the end of his contract as chief executive of Bord Gáis, John Mullins had a choice to make: start a new company or get another job. He chose the former and in 2013 established Amarenco Solar – a developer, constructor, financier and manager of solar photovoltaic ...

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Tour de France: Dan Martin fights back as Yates takes stage 15

Dan Martin put in a brave fight on Sunday’s 15th stage of the Tour de France, bouncing back from Saturday’s disappointment to go in the day’s big breakaway. He and first cousin Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) were part of a 28 man break which got clear early on, and made a further selection ...

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Send me back to Ireland – the country I came from

He’s right, this angry old man in melting bronzer shouting in the July heat: Those of us who don’t like what’s going on in this country should get the hell out. “Go back,” as he said, to the “crime-infested places from which they came.” A fine idea.

For me, as with more than ...

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‘I love the excitement of winning deals and building products’

Triona Mullane founded mAdme Technologies in 2013 to provide a customer experience platform for mobile operators around the world.

Since then, she’s grown the company to include customers in countries, including in India where its software is enabled on more than 200 million phones. ...

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Tixserve signs deal to provide digital tickets at Twickenham

Irish company Tixserve has signed a deal with the Rugby Football Union in the UK to provide a secure digital ticket delivery system for Twickenham stadium.

The interactive digital ticket delivery system, which works through a smartphone app and is similar to Apple Wallet, prevents ...

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‘My son has a nut allergy and I find it all very stressful to manage’

Question: My eldest boy (8) has a nut allergy and I find it all very stressful to manage. Nuts seem to be everywhere, and my husband and I constantly check to ensure he does not come into contact with them.

Even so, we had a recent incident where we had to use his adrenalin injector when ...

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