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  • Who dares suggest The Irish Times doesn’t have its finger on modern culture’s throbbing pulse?

    December 21, 2009 @ 7:38 pm | by Hugh Linehan

    Some readers  have taken umbrage today at the description of Rage Against The Machine as a ‘little-known’ band in our report on the Great Christmas No 1 Battle. (more…)

  • Budget coverage: what’s in the newspaper and what’s on

    December 9, 2009 @ 1:36 pm | by Hugh Linehan

    The Irish Times publishes its comprehensive Budget 2010 supplement on December 10th, with details, reaction and in-depth analysis from our best writers, including Stephen Collins, Pat McArdle and Kathy Sheridan. This content is only  available in the newspaper, and will not be published online until later. continues to carry detailed news and analysis of the budget, with  a  calculator to help you measure the personal impact of any changes. Online users can see what experts from The Irish Times and from PriceWaterhouseCooper say about what the budget really means for them in our  Q&A.

  • New Irish Times mobile site launches at

    December 3, 2009 @ 6:44 pm | by Hugh Linehan

    You can now access our new mobile site at Please check it out and tell us what you think.


    We’ve decided to launch a device-neutral site which will render well on iPhones, BlackBerries, Nokias and everything else. It has breaking news, business and sport stories, and selected content from the newspaper. Some other popular functions, such as Most Read stories and Weather, are also included.

    If you don’t know how to get to your phone’s browser, or you’re having trouble, you can text and you’ll receive a reply with a link. Send a text containing the word NEWS to 51500. Then click on the link in the reply

    If your mobile phone has a web browser built in, and you know how to access it, then you can enter our mobile address,

    (BTW: is optimised for viewing on mobile phones and may not render well or at all on standard PC browsers)

  • Read any copy of The Irish Times from the past 150 years for free

    December 1, 2009 @ 2:45 pm | by Hugh Linehan

    We’re coming towards the end of celebrating our 150th birthday, and for the second time this year we’ve freed up our archive. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out before, please do. It’s an amazing resource where you can find out all sorts of arcane stuff about your local history, the social history of the country, or indeed (my favourite) dark family secrets.

    The archive is free to all here until the end of December 13th.

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