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Kevin Myers. “What Myers said about the BBC’s best-paid women broadcasters was ill-mannered and offensive. But is the current controversy really a sacking offence?” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fake news is not really a new phenomenon. Certainly, entrepreneurial Macedonian teenagers cynically churning out pro-Trump propaganda websites in orde(...)

Italy and abortion

Sir, – I refer to the article “Italy offers taste of what may come over abortion” (May 29th) on the supposedly detrimental effects a right by doctors (...)

File photographs: The Irish Times

To those who oppose the legalisation of abortion, the recent recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly were “horrifying”, “ dreadful” and “chilling”. (...)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State. Photograph: Reuters/Rodi Said

A group of TDs and Senators have written to Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan asking that the Government recognise as genocide the slaught(...)

Frank Duff, founder of the Legion of Mary, at Dublin Airport in 1965. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

The unusual sympathy of Legion of Mary founder Frank Duff for the plight of unmarried mothers in the context of his times was recalled by economist Dr(...)

Director of the the Iona Institute David Quinn, pictured at a press conference advocating a No vote in the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The company behind the religious advocacy group, the Iona Institute, received donations of almost €275,000 last year. The Iona Institute is a trading(...)

“The Irish Times” reported on Saturday that the Government was moving to lift the  ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The ban on Good Friday alcohol sales should continue, the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) and the Iona Institute have said. “If we are s(...)

The new private school will be based in a converted office block formerly used by Microsoft in   Leopardstown. Photograph: Carl O’Brien

There is something attractive about other people’s educations compared to our own: American high schools, Hogwarts, Malory Towers – anything other tha(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a theocracy in Ireland. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a th(...)

Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar: has warned there might be “significant merit” in seizing the Catholic Church’s hospital and school property, but warned that the practical barriers were overwhelming. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

To Claire Byrne Live for a discussion on the Catholic Church’s place in Irish society. Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty, and David Quinn, (...)

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