A chara, – To answer concerns raised by Breda O’Brien about certain social media sites (Opinion & Analysis, July 19th) Declan Kelly lashes into th(...)

Breda O’Brien of the Iona Institute said the report appeared to strike the right balance between making denominational schools more genuinely inclusive while also respecting the ethos and identity of those schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Bishops council for education says it hopes to see guidelines published later this year on how its schools can be as inclusive as possibl(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received  four  complaints from viewers over the broadcasting of an apology by presenter Brendan O’Connor arising out of an interview with drag queen artist Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss.

The broadcasting watchdog has upheld RTÉ’s right to apologise to the Iona Institute and John Waters over an allegation of homophobia which surfaced on(...)

A solicitor for John Waters today issued a statement describing RTÉ’s version of the response to the Saturday Night Show Ms Panti controversy as ‘grossly misleading’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A statement by RTÉ earlier this week explaining why it paid out €85,000 in settlement of the Saturday Night Show Panti controversy has been described (...)

RTÉ head of television Glen Killane said RTÉ management explored every avenue before deciding on a financial settlement. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley 0:50

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and fi(...)

Breda O’Brien: “All we wanted was an apology and was offered a completely inadequate response which was a right of reply. It is not up to you to defend yourself. It is up to the organisation that defamed you.” Photograph: David Sleator

Irish Times columnist Breda O’Brien has stated that she and other members of the Iona Institute only sought libel damages after RTÉ refused to apologi(...)

Joey Redmond at the LGBT Noise protest on South King Street in  Dublin this afternoon. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

RTÉ’s decision to apologise and pay damages over allegations of homophobia amount to a threat to free speech, a rally heard this afternoon. A c(...)

Brother Paul and sister Catherine of the late Tom O’Gorman after his funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Church in Castleknock yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

Virtue, tolerance and belief in the resurrection. The three main themes of the readings at the funeral of murdered Dublin man Tom O’Gorman tried to ca(...)

Floral tributes at the house in Castleknock, Dublin where the body of Tom O’Gorman’s body was found. Photograph: PA

Friends and former colleagues of Tom O’Gorman spoke yesterday of his warm and engaging personality, his commitment to his religious faith and of their(...)

The Dead Zoo might have made an apt home for the Seanad, but the second chamber should be saved from extinction. Photograph: Frank Miller

In 1923, the original Seanad of the Irish Free State sat in the Furniture Hall of the National Museum while Leinster House was being renovated. An eve(...)