Aodhan Ó Ríordáin said: “I  would have fears as to the ability of broadcasters to be able to allow people to have their opinions and to speak them quite openly and honestly.”

Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the BAI’s decision in two recent cases, in which it ruled against t(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has been urged to issue a statement clarifying how stations are to approach discussions on wide-ranging issues including same-sex marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Irish secretary Séamus Dooley has called on the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to clarify the issues surr(...)

Marriage Equality: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically ‘balance’ a discussion with an opposing view. Photograph: Getty

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically “balance” a d(...)

 Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway past  Hozier during the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show at Earl’s Court exhibition centre yesterday in London. Photograph:  Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 2:05

“Take me to churchI’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your liesI’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knifeOffer me that deathless deathG(...)

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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(...)