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 (...)

Members of the Constitutional Convention will vote this week on what priority they would give to issues that coul(...)

Senator Ashraf Elshabrawi and Suliman Zubi, elected representatives from Egypt and Libya, attending the convention in Malahide over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former taoiseach John Bruton has called for Dáil reform at a meeting of the constitutional convention.He said that the ceann comhairle of the day shou(...)

Tom Arnold described the Government’s decision to hold the convention as an innovative approach to constitutional reform.

People still care deeply about what is written in the Constitution despite the cynicism in some public discourse, chairman of the Convention on the Co(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who described the electoral rebuff on abolishing the Seanad as a “walloping’’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Legislation implementing the Government’s decision to give all third-level graduates a vote in future Seanad elections is expected to be published dur(...)

The Convention on the Constitution has formally submitted to the Oireachtas a report that recommends the extension of voting rights in presidential el(...)