Richard Dawkins: a prolific thirdpartybragger. Photograph: Don Arnold/Getty Images

Last week Harris Wittels, the man who coined the phrase “humblebrag”, died at the unconscionable age of 30. In his memory I’ve been sifting through so(...)

Richard Dawkins, who appeared at the Burke theatre, Trinity College on Tuesday at an event organized by the Origins Project Dialog in which they discuss Randomness and Uncertainty. Photograph: Fergal Phillips 2:48

Children need to be “protected” from religious indoctrination in schools, biologist and atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins has said, backing a campaig(...)

A woman walks up the stairs to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hours before arrivals for the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The red carpet has been laid out. The bleachers are erected. The Los Angeles police have already deployed a bomb-defusing robot on a suspicious (but u(...)

Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

Róisín Ingle with Gay Byrne in The Irish Times studio

Gay Byrne has said he supports marriage rights for gay couples and expects the forthcoming referendum on the issue to pass.“Yes, I think it’s long ove(...)

Sr Mai Pender: God is the “most beautiful, lovely, kind man”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stephen Fry, the English actor, writer and television presenter, made headlines this week by describing God as “utterly monstrous”, “totally selfis(...)

Stephen Fry has defended his statements on Gay Byrne’s show, The Meaning of Life . Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Stephen Fry has defended his statements on Gay Byrne’s RTE show, The Meaning of Life . Speaking to Colin Paterson on the BBC Radio 4’s Today show, whe(...)

The newly elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland Reverend Ian McNie said the church would have his full support if it elects a woman moderator within the next few years. Photograph: PA

The newly elected moderator designate of the Presbyterian church in Ireland has said he feels “sorry” for Stephen Fry after he described God as utterl(...)

Ray D’Arcy pictured as he started his new afternoon show on RTÉ Radio 1 at the RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Ray D’Arcy’s defection from Today FM to RTÉ late last year caught everyone off-guard, but nearly two months after the news broke one would think that (...)

Stephen Fry: ‘Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?’ Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

The English comedian, actor, writer and presenter Stephen Fry has described God as “quite clearly a maniac”, “monstrous, utterly monstrous”, and “tota(...)