Companies such as Twitter make much of their origins in hippie/libertarian philosophies. They are also rather keen on ’light-touch’ regulation.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, were she alive today, Jane Austen would never be off Twitter. The social network has become an essential (...)

Visitors to today will notice that we’ve made some design changes to the homepage and to some other parts of the site. Headline and (...)

The Seanad chamber at Leinster House. There is a rather queasy line of inheritance that
 runs from 1930s corporatism through 1990s social partnership to contemporary identity politics.

With little sign of passion or belief so far from the party troopers who have been wheeled out to sell the Yes argument on the airwaves, and the prosp(...)

Novelist Roddy Doyle blamed the Irish secondary school system for causing the groupthink which was the reason “the country was now “f****ed”. Photograph: Jacob Blickenstaff

Subjects ranging from building loveable robots to how to launch a premium brand of denim jeans were among the more unusual topics covered at a(...)

Spanish Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca

Behind a high wall in a nondescript suburb on the fringes of the small Catalan city of Girona sits El Celler de Can Roca, ranked the second bes(...)

The new Irish Times website. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Over the last few days, The Irish Times has been implementing some of the most significant technical changes in its history. In the printed new(...)

The open journalist

As the ‘Guardian’ newspaper throws itself into the digital age, its editor, Alan Rusbridger, shares his views on print journalism, politicians, phone (...)

In recent months, Ireland’s standing army of pundits, weary perhaps of circumnavigating the same five subjects in ever-decreasing circles, have occasi(...)

Santa's loot shoot

Santa Claus is already filling the sleigh for his busiest night of the year. But have you ever wondered how he gets all his gifts delivered on time? S(...)

THE THEMES:LET’S BE HONEST. As a novel, Dracula is no great shakes. Parts of it are compelling and it has a few memorable set pieces, but it also has(...)