David Puttnam at the TAM Ireland event in Dublin

The latest figures from TAM Ireland show that Irish people spend an average of three and half hours watching television every day – an increase of (...)

George Hook: “There would have been no Free State and ultimately no Republic without Collins. Collins did it, not de Valera, was who was hiding out in America.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook has been chosen to deliver this year’s address at the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Béal na Blát(...)

Film maker and education reformer David Puttnam says Ireland has “about four years” to roll out a digital learning strategy or it will fall behind developing countries. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Film maker and education reformer David Puttnam says Ireland has “about four years” to roll out a digital learning strategy or it will fall behind dev(...)

The head of Ireland’s largest State-owned bank is selling his west Cork holiday home for €3.7million. AIB chief executive David Duffy will be hopin(...)

On April 3rd 1973 Martin Cooper, then general manager of Motorola’s communications system division, placed the first ever call from a mobile phone. Wh(...)

Jeremy Irons with his wife  Sinead Cusack. The actor is to be  bestowed with the  title of honorary Corkman  at the Cork Person of the Year awards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons is to be made an ‘honorary’ Cork man at a ceremony in the city this week. Irons (65) is known for his contribution (...)

“The area of digital learning is one which is exploding, literally exploding with potential,” says Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn

Back in the old days – or maybe even not so old – getting a college education often meant dragging yourself out of bed to make it to lectures. Today t(...)

A section of the attendance at the National Media Conference in partnership with The Irish Times at Trinity College, at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland is better served than the UK by its media and journalists – and much better than the USA, academy award-winning film producer and now new medi(...)

Lord Puttnam speaking at a Dublin Chamber Business Breakfast hosted by The Irish Times in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland must move on from the politics of the past and actively embrace a digitally-based future, according to Academy Award winning producer David Pu(...)

David Puttnam:  “Although the pace and the scale of change can at times be bewildering, the need to up our own game has become absolute.” (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Oscar winning producer, Lord David Puttnam, has warned that Europe must ride the digital age not drown in it with countries in the continent being urg(...)