‘Irish Times’ editor Kevin O’Sullivan, with former editors Geraldine Kennedy and Conor Brady at the launch ‘The Irish Times 150 Years of Influence’, in the National Library. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new history of The Irish Times has underlined its repeated ability to transform itself and remain relevant to a discerning audience, the editor of (...)

Colm O Gorman, Mary Murphy, Tom Arnold  and Michael Mc Dowell at the Convention on the Constitution in February 2014. Photogaph: Cyril Byrne

Only two of 18 recommendations for constitutional change made by the Convention on the Constitution are to be put to referendum. The Government(...)

The group will examine submissions and proposals for reform which have already been made and will look at the role of a reformed Seanad within the political process. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new group established by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to examine proposals for Seanad reform is to report back to the Government by March.The membership of (...)

Tom Arnold:   ‘Many poor countries are suffering the double burden of undernutrition and a growing obesity problem.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s leading role in campaigning against world hunger has “really paid off” and we need to build on this as the United Nations draws up new devel(...)

The Irish Times Ltd  recorded an operating profit of €2.7 million in 2013, up from €1.7 million a year earlier. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Times Ltd made a pretax profit of €5.4 million in 2013 as group revenues rose 3.6 per cent to €84.4 million. Higher income from contr(...)

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of the United Nations’ Sun Movement,  which  aims at reducing the number of people across the world affected by malnutrition. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of a United Nations initiative aimed at r(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan SC addressing the Bar Council annual conference in Westport over the weekend. The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, spoke at the conference of the “ many, many able women lawyers”. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The president of the High Court has urged qualified women to apply for places on the bench when lots of vacancies arise in the coming months. With nin(...)

Convention chairman Tom Arnold (right) and secretary Art O’Leary at the presentation of the conclusions and final recommendations of the Convention of the Constitution in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The wrapping-up event of the Convention on the Constitution was held yesterday in the suitably grand and appropriately modern Gallagher Gallery Fri(...)

 Art O’Leary (left), secretary, and Tom Arnold, chairman, at the presentation of the conclusions and final recommendations of the Convention of the Constitution in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A recommendation that the question of giving constitutional protection to the environment, expressing the separation of church and State, refor(...)

SXSW Film: Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau  in  “Chef”
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The South By Southwest festival gets most attention for its musical and interactive components, but SXSW Film has been running in Austin since (...)