Party leaders will take part in four televised pre-election debates between now and February 26th

Four televised debates for party leaders have been scheduled for the general election campaign. RTÉ has proposed two – one involving seven parties an(...)

The university will also host a live post-debate analysis show capturing commentator’s reactions which will be broadcast from campus directly after the debate. Photograph: Press 22

The University of Limerick will host the first ever RTE general election TV debate to be held outside Dublin. The event will be broadcast live from (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “She was not in a position to speak or to defend herself, and the whistleblower is clear that the most appalling acts were perpetrated in this case.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The foster father in the southeast abuse controversy contacted then minister for health Michael Noonan to have his “beloved daughter’’ kept with the f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said a commission of investigation could run parallel with a Garda investigation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed in the Dáil on Tuesday the Cabinet had agreed a commission of investigation into the abuse controversy in the southeast(...)

Social Democrats launching their manifesto on O’Connell Street, from left Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats have chosen Stephen Donnelly as their leader “for one night only” for the purposes of a televised pre-election debate. RTÉ has p(...)

Peter Sutherland is a vocal and sincere proponent for the rights of refugees, but his previous posts, at the head of the  World Trade Organisation and Goldman Sachs International, hardly mark him out as an instinctive champion of the downtrodden. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Amid all the consumption of the Christmas season, it’s still possible to hear a seasonal message of hope, goodwill and generosity on the airwaves. Whi(...)

Low-lying fog over London seen from the Shard viewing gallery: about 129 flights were cancelled at Heathrow Airport on Monday.  Photograph: PA Wire

Forecasters have warned that the thick fog that has been causing disruption at UK airports is likely to return for a third day on Tuesday. Some 129 fl(...)

Marian Finucane’s Saturday show was the brightest star in the RTÉ stable gaining 23,000 listeners over the last three months taking the programme’s total listenership to 396,000, according to the JNLR figures. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM have plenty of reasons to be cheerful following the publication of the latest radio listenership figures but there will be few (...)

Miriam O’Callaghan is the proposed chair for the second televised debate, which is planned for the RTÉ studios without an audience. Photograph: Eric Luke.

RTÉ has proposed two live televised leaders’ debates during the general election – one involving seven parties, the other confined to the four big (...)

Former Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) chairman Alan Dukes has said he does not believe businessman Denis O’Brien was given an interest rate as low as that claimed by Independent TD Catherine Murphy. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw.

Former Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) chairman Alan Dukes has said he does not believe businessman Denis O’Brien was given an interest rate (...)