Mairead O’Leary from UCD LawSoc speaks during the semi-final of the Irish Times Debate 2019-2020 in the cadets’ mess at the  Curragh Camp. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) have secured the last three places in the 60th(...)

Philip Lane on the general election result: “I might have views about that as a citizen but it would not be practice to comment on individual countries.” Photograph: AFP

The European Central Bank could have been troubled if a eurosceptic Irish government had been elected last weekend, the organisation’s chief economist(...)

Former Central Bank governor Philip Lane returns to Dublin this week.

Monday, February 10th Results: Allergan, Groupon, Steris. Indicators: Irish vehicles licences for the first time (Jan); US consumer inflation expec(...)

Sir Fredrick McCoy. Photograph: Wiki Commons

Prof Frederick McCoy is a name all but unknown in Ireland but well remembered by generations of Australian children – not least because it featured pr(...)

Alastair Campbell  addresses The Phil debating society  at Trinity College Dublin Photograph: Laura Hutton

Former Downing Street press secretary Alastair Campbell said he cannot see London securing approval for a Brexit deal by October 31st, pushing the UK (...)

Larry Summers, the former US treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and White House adviser to Barack Obama, was in Trinity College to receive an award from the university’s philosophical society. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Crashing out of the European Union without a deal would constitute “an epic level of idiocy” on the part of the United Kingdom, former US treasury sec(...)

The concluding semi final of The Irish Times Debate took place in UCD on Monday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Student competitors from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors Apprentices Debating Society of Ireland secured places in the final of The Irish Ti(...)

Jill Abramson, pictured in 2011 when she was announced as executive editor of the New York Times, flanked by then managing editor Dean Baquet and outgoing editor Bill Keller. Photograph: The New York Times

A former executive editor of The New York Times has been appointed as adjunct professor at DCU’s school of communications. Jill Abramson was the firs(...)

 The film critic Barry Norman, who was  capable of caustic wit when tearing apart one of the  more dismal films. Photograph: PA

Only two film critics in the English-speaking world have gained the starriest class of celebrity. One was the late Roger Ebert. The other was Barry (...)

Martin Scorsese at Trinity College Dublin with provost Patrick Prendergast and the president of the Phil, Matthew Nuding. Photograph:  Alan Betson

One of the world’s most acclaimed film directors, Martin Scorsese, said he was both “surprised and moved” on learning he would receive a gold medal f(...)

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