Wimbledon as Gaeilge: farewell pointe an bhua (match point)

It’s the end of the “feall dúbailte” (double fault), the cúlbhuille (backhand) and the pointe an bhua (match point). TG4’s rights to show Wimbledon on(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, said he did a very, very weak Leaving Certificate in Irish: his writing skills were okay, but his spoken Irish was very poor. Photograph: The Irish Times 5:05

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has achieved a “feabhas mór” (big improvement) in the standard of his Irish in (...)

Kilkenny’s Aoife Neary is tackled by Cork’s Aoife Murray and Gemma O’Connor in 2014’s All-Ireland senior camogie final. The Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association both want their finals to be designated on the free-to-air list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Big sporting drama is set to unfold this summer, not at the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park, but in the in-trays of the Department of Communications.Its r(...)

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta presenter Michelle Nic Grianna, who won a Celtic Media Festival ‘Torc’ award for her ability to move fluidly from hard-hitting news topics to lighter segments.

The Celtic Media Festival, a broadcasting industry get-together that rotates around the Celtic nations and regions, will be staged next April in the m(...)

Dublin City University’s Fiontar programme has revolutionised the way in which students relate to the language

There seems to be a general perception that our national language is perpetually on its last legs. But the view from within the Irish-language depa(...)

Proposals by Minister for Communications Alex White to designate the Six Nations rugby championship free-to-air on TV will be resisted by Fine Gael Ministers, according to party sources.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Proposals by Minister for Communications Alex White to designate the Six Nations rugby championship free-to-air on TV will be resisted by Fine Gael Mi(...)

 Mickey O’Rourke, Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“That’s Asia and that’s Kazakhstan on that screen there,” says Mickey O’Rourke, co-founder and owner of Setanta Sports, pointing at various monitors a(...)

Jerry Barnes: ‘Divorce, abortion, gay rights, the boom, the bust, water charges - I’ve followed it all like an eager fan sitting on the sidelines always wondering if we, the silenced Irish, will ever have a voice in Irish affairs by getting the right to vote.’

Last November, The Irish Times invited Irish readers living abroad to submit their reflections on their relationship with the land they left in the(...)

Photogenic: Heida Reed as Elizabeth and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s gorgeous new version

What I like most about Poldark (BBC One, Sunday) is that you don’t have to think too hard. There are the good guys – Ross Poldark, his poor but loyal (...)

Regular price increases from service providers, a greater range of choices and a feeling that there must be a cheaper alternative is leading many peop(...)