‘You have to accept a certain level of disrespect,’ author Salman Rushdie argued at a lively debate on the freedom of speech at the Dalkey Book Festival this afternoon. File. Photograph: Jeremy Suttton-Hibbert/Getty Images

“You have to accept a certain level of disrespect,” author Salman Rushdie argued at a lively debate on the freedom of speech at the Dalkey Book Fes(...)

Edna O’Brien. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/Getty

Writer Edna O’ Brien (above), musician Christy Moore, and former rugby International Tony Ward are some of the well-known personalities who reveal (...)

  Duncan Stewart on Newstalk: ‘Give me 10 minutes or I’m not staying in this studio’

It is an unprecedented visit, the momentousness of which is reflected in the logistics of the occasion. From the moment Cathal Mac Coille intro(...)

Lucinda Creighton at the Reform Alliance conference at the RDS over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A grand day out. But it went a bit sour in the end. Lucinda Creighton said she was very happy, but she didn’t look or sound it. The woman who is not t(...)

Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Reform Alliance has not discussed becoming a political party but hopes that ideas arising from its first conference can contribute to debates in t(...)

The presence of Pat Kenny on the Newstalk schedules seemed to prove the veracity of one particularly well-roasted old chestnut: people in the private sector work harder than their public service counterparts. Photograph: Frank Miller

As 2013 drew to a close, the presence of Pat Kenny on the Newstalk schedules seemed to prove the veracity of one particularly well-roasted old chestnu(...)

Four-year-old Ruadhan Collier explores Miracoco, a luminarium designed by Architects of Air UK as part of of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

It began at St Canice’s Cathedral in August 1974. In those days the festival known as “Kilkenny Arts Week” was made up of mostly classical music, with(...)

For its first serious foray into religious programming, TV3 went old school. None of your Kumbaya guitar strumming or soft explorations about the mean(...)

Obituary: Enda Marren
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Born: December 10th, 1934 Died: March 8th, 2013 When Garret FitzGerald set out to revitalise and modernise Fine Gael after succeed(...)