Editor of The Irish Times Paul O’Neill (left) presents awards to The Irish Times Debate team winners Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (centre left) and Rí Anumudu, and individual speaker Gabrielle Fullam of the TCD Historical Society (right). Debate chair Liam Herrick is also pictured. Photograph: John Ohle

Maynooth University students Rí Anumudu and Chikemka Abuchi Debate finalists Rí Anumudu (left) and Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (both Maynooth U(...)

The final will feature 12 speeches and each finalist will speak for 7 minutes. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The livestream begins at 7.15pm on Saturday 17 July. Click here (or paste the following address into your browser https://youtu.be/-YPT2oUKiMA) to vie(...)

Then taoiseach  Albert Reynolds arriving at the beef tribunal in October 1992.  Photograph: Jack McManus

For a long time, whenever I thought about Fianna Fáil (which was far too often for my mental wellbeing), a particular phrase came to mind. I knew it o(...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell is regarded as one of the intellectual heavyweights of the court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Supreme Court judge Donal O’Donnell (63) has been approved by the Government for nomination as the State’s next chief justice. Mr Justice O’Donnell i(...)

Retiring in the north inner city parish of Aughrim Street, Diarmuid Martin plans to rest and read for now: ‘I could write my memoirs but they’d probably be banned,’ he says, with a smile. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pope Francis once quietly approached the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, in the Vatican guesthouse, the Santa Marta, at the end of an early mor(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke with then minister for justice Charlie Flanagan and attorney general Séamus Woulfe in 2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The process for selecting Séamus Woulfe to fill a Supreme Court vacancy differed from the normal procedure, according to the accounts of 10 former gov(...)

 Séamus Woulfe: found himself at the centre of controversy following his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society Clifden dinner in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séamus Woulfe (58) was born in Raheny in 1962 and like so many of his colleagues at the Bar and on the bench, was educated at Belvedere College before(...)

Ex-Mayor Pete Buttigieg sent a nice letter, regretting his inability to attend and praising Joyce as “the great epicist of the everyday”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

I spent most of Tuesday worrying about a transatlantic Bloomsday talk I had to give later, via Zoom.  It was for the Irish American Bar Associati(...)

The Irish Times Debate 2020: Team champions Aislinn Carty and Eoghan Quinn of TCD Phil and individual winner Rachael Mullally of UCD Law. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Trinity College Dublin students Eoghan Quinn and Aislinn Carty were crowned team champions of the 60th Irish Times Debate competition at the event’s g(...)

Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

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