A UK referendum provides an opportunity to turn its problems into the problems of the EU as a whole. Photograph: The Irish Times

A referendum on British membership of the European Union seems a near certain bet, whether held in 2017 as promised by prime minister David Cameron or(...)

Journalist Paul Drury, who has died aged 57, appeared to be destined to edit Ireland’s largest daily newspaper. But when his mentor, Irish Independent(...)

Paul Drury, the former editor of the Evening Herald, has died at the age of 57 after a short illness. File  photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Paul Drury, the former editor of the Evening Herald, has died at the age of 57 after a short illness. Mr Drury was editor of the Evening Herald from 1(...)

 Alex White has called for a referendum to remove ban on blasphemy from the Constitution. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The government should seriously consider holding a referendum to remove the constitutional ban on blasphemy during the lifetime of the current Dáil, t(...)

Peter Feeney will replace retiring Press Ombudsman John Horgan in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Peter Feeney has been appointed the new Press Ombudsman and will replace Prof John Horgan when he retires in September.Mr Feeney has been a member of (...)

The Press Council of Ireland decision to accept the journal.ie as a member augurs well for the future of digital news providers in that it may lead(...)

Prof John Horgan at the launch of the Press Council of Ireland Office of the Press Ombudsman annual report. Photograph: Eric Luke

TheJournal.ie’s application for membership to the Press Council of Ireland is “well underway” and will be processed soon, says the Press Ombudsman, Pr(...)

Daithi O’Ceallaigh, Chairman, Press Council of Ireland, Conor Brady, and Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman, at the launch of the annual report.

The Government should consider an Irish equivalent of France’s agreement with Google to set up a €60 million fund to assist the French newspaper secto(...)

 Daithi O’Ceallaigh, Chairman, Press Council of Ireland (left), Conor Brady, and Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman, at the launch of the annual report 2012, in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government should consider an Irish equivalent of France’s agreement with Google to set up a €60 million fund to assist the French newspaper secto(...)