Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

‘What a weird fate,” exclaimed Vaclav Havel, “can befall certain words!” He was thinking particularly of “socialism”, but when he wrote those eight wo(...)

The level of public knowledge about some of the key economic and social facts of life in Ireland today, as revealed in the latest Irish Times Ipsos MR(...)

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The “Public Perceptions” poll was carried out by Ipsos/MRBI on behalf of The Irish Times. Its purpose was to examine the public’s knowledge of some of(...)

Healthier eating
  • Health
  • November 1, 2013, 05:00

News that Irish people are placing an increasing emphasis on healthy eating is welcome. The Ipsos/MRBI poll carried out for Bord Bia this week found t(...)

Eamon Gilmore: even a reshuffle of minister is unlikely to have much beneficial effect for Labour.

There are days when we are reminded that Martyn Turner is one of the best political analysts in the country. Wednesday was one of those days. His cart(...)

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 (...)

Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has maintained his intention to vote against the abortion Bill and said he will put forward a motion for a free vote .Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has maintained his intention to vote against the abortion Bill and said he will put forward a motion for a free vote . (...)

Many of our childcare services are characterised by underpaid staff, weak enforcement of standards and a poor focus on quality education. Yet we’re(...)

The latest Irish Times Ipsos MRBI survey focuses on women at work, asking challenging questions of both women and men. It throws up some fascinating i(...)