Graham Norton in Bantry. Photograph: Darragh Kane

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 Members of the G-JINX Twister aerobatic display team perform  to a huge crowd  during the Bray Air Display last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bray Summerfest this weekend features the annual free air display on Sunday at 2pm. Other events playing out over Saturday and Sunday include the Summ(...)

The Gown, Queen’s University Belfast’s independent student newspaper, is celebrating 60 years of publication by developing some of its “most striking”(...)

‘Does that blood stain look a bit like Muhammad?’ - ‘No, I don’t think he’ll show his face today.’ Martyn Turner’s tribute to #CharlieHebdo

Cartoonists and artists around the world responded with tributes to those killed in the Paris shooting at the offices of French satirical newspaper Ch(...)

‘Irish Times’ writers  John Wilson, Mary O’Brien, Martyn Turner, Miriam Lord and Peter Murtagh at the launch of their  new titles from Irish Times Books  in The Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six books by Irish Times writers have been launched, including The Best of Miriam Lord, a selection of some of the finest columns and sketches from th(...)

An editorial lapse

At The Irish Times the default position has been and will remain that the views expressed, (...)