This year, The Ticket will be once again be rolling into the Electric Picnic, with full coverage on- and off-site. Our team of writers, includi(...)

The image of the Seanad

Sir, – Una Mullally’s article (Opinion & Analysis, July 21st) on the Seanad’s “image problem” is typical of the dishonest discourse that was rife (...)

Google’s experimental “happy” newsroom processes were made public after the Brazil vs Germany World Cup semi-final – there was a distinction between negative terminology topping searches, yet more upbeat content being shared on social media. Photograph: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA Wire.

In this paper last week, Michael Harding referred to Gabriel García Márquez’s idea that what matters in life is not what happens, but what and how (...)

“Like it or not, making space for women in politics means unseating men,” former Progressive Democrats minister of state for foreign affairs Liz O’Donnell has said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:38

Former Progressive Democrats minister of state for foreign affairs Liz O’Donnell has said making space for women in politics will mean “unseating” mal(...)

Speakers Maggie O’Kane of The Guardian and Áine Lawlor of RTÉ at the Women on Air conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“All of us in this room are here because we know that, all too often, women in media see a ‘keep out’ sign on the door of every serious discussion,(...)

 Bob Geldof pictured in 2006 with his daughters Pixie (left) and Peaches. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Peaches Geldof was just 25.The television presenter, journalist, and daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates was the mother of two young so(...)

“We’ve evolved well beyond the discussion that the internet is either ‘bad’ or ‘good’, and anyone who still argues the toss on that might as well be arguing about the merits of telephones or bread.” Photograph: Getty Images

Parents of Ireland: take some responsibility for your children’s behaviour. The impact of the internet and social media on identity, conversat(...)

There is something cheesy-US-romcom-in-waiting about the case, worthy of a sequel to Leap Year, above

Forget shooting pigeons for food and endless reports on ghost estates: let’s just hope the American media doesn’t cop on to the most Irish news story (...)

David Gray performing in Dublin in 2011. His latest incarnation is a vocal-led album and Irish tour in a supergroup of sorts, with his band featuring David Kitt, Lisa O’Neill, Mossy Nolan and more. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

David Gray, who gives an extremely enlightening and at times poetic talk at Banter in Foxy John’s pub earlier in the evening with Jim Carroll, has pre(...)

Sarah O’Connell (4) at the Launch of National Giving Week. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Today marks the beginning of Philanthropy Ireland’s National Giving Week, which organisers hope will spark debate and discussion on the relevance of p(...)