We might all come together to agree that the winner of the long-haul holiday with €20,000 spending money on The Late Late Show, anchored by the  ebullient Ryan Tubridy, did not deserve it half as much as us. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

RTÉ wants to know if I want to contribute to its “guiding set of principles”. Actually, it’s inviting everybody to do this. A few weeks ago it publish(...)

Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’Donnell has insisted she enjoys a good working relationship with Garda management despite criticisms by her predecessor Gay Byrne about  inadequate traffic enforcement levels. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’Donnell has insisted she enjoys a good working relationship with Garda management despite criticisms by her pre(...)

The site at Long Acre slopes gently down towards the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head  and is  in a special amenity area which means it can’t be used for development purposes

A house on three acres close to Howth summit has to be one of the best properties to come on the market in recent years in Dublin. Those who live u(...)

Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

Róisín Ingle with Gay Byrne in The Irish Times studio

Gay Byrne has said he supports marriage rights for gay couples and expects the forthcoming referendum on the issue to pass.“Yes, I think it’s long ove(...)

Sr Mai Pender: God is the “most beautiful, lovely, kind man”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stephen Fry, the English actor, writer and television presenter, made headlines this week by describing God as “utterly monstrous”, “totally selfis(...)

Ray D’Arcy: any qualms that he might steer clear of contentious issues are dispelled on his second day

Hosting the afternoon slot on the nation’s biggest radio station may be a new start for Ray D’Arcy, but, less than a week in, he is slipping into o(...)

Stephen Fry has defended his statements on Gay Byrne’s show, The Meaning of Life . Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Stephen Fry has defended his statements on Gay Byrne’s RTE show, The Meaning of Life . Speaking to Colin Paterson on the BBC Radio 4’s Today show, whe(...)

CORRECT: Gay Byrne was in the news because of Stephen Fry’s views on God in The Meaning of Life

It’s February. Time to look at Old Moore’s predictions for January, as published in Old Moore’s Almanac 2015 and see if any of them came even mildl(...)

The newly elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland Reverend Ian McNie said the church would have his full support if it elects a woman moderator within the next few years. Photograph: PA

The newly elected moderator designate of the Presbyterian church in Ireland has said he feels “sorry” for Stephen Fry after he described God as utterl(...)