A Labour supporter keeps an eye on the Dublin Bay North recount. Some would argue that Labour is no longer even a “left” party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Much has been made since the weekend of the so-called seismic shift in Irish politics that took place at this election. “People have voted for a fai(...)

Terry Wogan in Cork –  from Terry Wogan’s Ireland: Always made sure he had a bottle of wine with him on Eurovision night. Photograph: The Irish Times

Thousands of tributes have been paid to Sir Terry Wogan, whose death at the age of 77, following a short battle with cancer, was announced yesterday. (...)

Andrew O’Hagan: “You’d have sympathy for people’s sense of ownership [of their own stories], but you wouldn’t want to give into it.”

In a talk at the Abbey’s Theatre of Change Symposium on Friday writer Andrew O’Hagan posed the question: does your own life story belong to you? One(...)

Saoirse Ronan onstage at the 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Some commenters on social media have decided they don’t like her ‘Dub’ accent. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

What sort of accent do you have? Is it exactly the same as the accent you had when you were a teenager? Does it vary, depending on where you are and t(...)

 Roisin Shortall TD, Catherine Murphy TD & Stephen Donnelly TD at the launch of Social Democrats. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD Catherine Murphy of the new Social Democrats party has said many business people have approached her with concerns about the ethics of (...)

Voters voting in the marriage referendum and the Age of Presidential Candidates referendum at St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Follow the referendums and byelection counts on irishtimes.com on Saturday, where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis(...)

The new Central Bank rules on mortgage lending have divided opinion. Hugh Linehan and Conor Pope thrash out the pros and cons. Photograph: Daniel O’Connor.

Hugh Linehan: Conor, like you, I’ve been following with interest the debate following the announcement of the Central Bank’s new rules for mortgage l(...)

Yeeharrr! From December 27th Ofegus Theatre Company will present Pirates in the Kingdom of Enchantasia in the Main Space at Dublin’s Smock Alley Th(...)

Hugh Linehan: most recently senior asset manager with Nama

Lisney has announced the appointment of Hugh Linehan as head of investment funds. With more than 30 years experience in the Irish property market, Mr (...)

Professor Colum Kenny of Dublin City University: defended BAI decision on debate. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has rejected criticism of its decision to uphold a complaint of bias during a debate on the i(...)