Professor Eoin O’Dell told the seminar that both proposed bills would likely be found unconstitutional if enacted by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading legal academic has described proposed legislation to create new offences for sending abusive messages on social media networks as ‘proble(...)

The “Power100” list was compiled by the public relations agency Wilson Hartnell and political researchers Electionista, and like many such lists it involves a mix of art and science.

The economist and commentator David McWilliams has topped a Twitter “power list” that purports to rank Irish users according to the influence they (...)

Irish Times communities editor David Cochrane, pounding the streets as part of the Get Running programme. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

I was never a particularly athletic or sporty person – even in my school days badminton was as close to a contact sport that I would get involved in. (...)

Running coach Mary Jennings will be on hand with plenty of advice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Our eight-week course for new and returning runners has kicked off. More than 10,000 people have signed up to Get Running and are having the course de(...)

For most of us, our interaction with spam is limited to occasionally overrun email accounts or strange messages being sent from our email and s(...)

‘It’s a bit addictive. If someone puts something bogus up you can go on and prove him wrong and get into a debate. If you win, you think, I’ve got (...)