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(...)

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(...)

Ms Sturgeon has repeatedly said that she does not want to see Scotland taken out of the EU against its will. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit Dublin on Monday where she has a number of engagements including lunch at Áras an Uachtaráin with (...)

Proper hot chocolate – cafes are cottoning on to lowering the sickly sweet sugar content

WHAT’S HOT? Theatre bingeing We are mid-Fringe with the Dublin Theatre Festival on the horizon The Phil Trinity College’s Philosophical Society ha(...)

Ice Cube (left) and Kevin Hart photographed at the Trinity College Dublin where they received the ‘Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage for Outstanding Contribution to Actingand Entertainment’ from the Philosophical Society at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“Mind your own business and you’ll live longer,” was the pithy advice given by hip-hop star and budding movie mogul Ice Cube to a packed house in Tri(...)

My next iPhone will be this big. Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple , speaking at the Philosophical Society in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It’s not often that Apple chief executive Tim Cook comes to Dublin. The head of one of the biggest tech companies in the world first came to Cork almo(...)

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