Tánaiste Joan Burton with Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash speaking following the forum on the living wage at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The judgment of previous coalition governments in timing general elections has been poor. Twice in recent political history, coalitions involving Fine(...)

Former bookmaker and Fine Gael TD Ivan Yates said sources had told him the election would be held on November 20th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has said former bookmaker Ivan Yates should be asked what odds he would give on an early general electi(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Newstalk has been rapped on the knuckles by the Republic’s advertising watchdog over its use of the word “bulls**tters” on an advertising billboard pr(...)

The subject tells the story:  the American writer Robert Drake in Where I Am, on RTÉ, about the 1999 attack, in his adopted home of Sligo, that left him with brain injuries

As mottos go, “get better or get bitter” is a good one. Robert Drake says that choosing the former has made all the difference, although the Americ(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘Newstalk Breakfast’ gained 35,000 listeners year on year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“JNLR day” has come round again for Irish radio presenters, producers and executives, with a fresh batch of Joint National Listenership Research figur(...)

Caroline and Alicia O’Dwyer from Tipperary take a selfie at the Galway races.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A small aircraft plugging a website promising to uncover the “secrets of the Gee Gees” flew in the clear blue sky over Ballybrit for much of yesterday(...)

 Keith Wood: former Ireland captain will features in TV3’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Rugby World Cup, Red Rock and Big Brother feature prominently in TV3’s autumn-winter schedule. New programmes will include a documentary se(...)

Marie Louise O’Donnell: as her six guests looked on, McGrath allegedly accused O’Donnell (who has a long-running weekly radio slot on RTÉ’s ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’ programme) of “double-jobbing” and taking the bread from the mouths of working journalists

Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. Mattie McGrath discovered this to his cost on Thursday morning when he was eaten alive by a Senator (...)

IPAV president Eamon O’Flaherty:  “Rural Ireland has been decimated in recent years”

A proposal to revitalise the country’s rural towns and villages will be put forward by incoming Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPA(...)

Boylesports signalled early in the examinership process that it was interested in bidding for the entire Ladbrokes chain in the Republic

Bookmaker Boylesports has challenged rival Ladbrokes Ireland’s restructuring in the High Court, arguing that the process is effectively designed to (...)