Chairing the debate will be Minister Katherine Zappone, civil rights advocate and the current Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

This year’s line-up for The Irish Times Debate final was finalised on Saturday, 21st January in the Council Chambers of University College Cork. Ther(...)

Last month I mentioned a recent conferring of honorary doctorates at NUI Galway. Among recipients was arguably the most successful Irish Labour Party (...)

Archive image of Dr Umar Al-Qadri at a protest in O’Connell Street against Islamic State – Not in our Name – on behalf of Irish Muslims in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading Muslim cleric has expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young (...)