Brian O Driscoll

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Bonnie Greer: ‘We are at a very dangerous point.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Ireland needs to listen with intent and understand how “the world is changing” and be open to everyone who is born here and arriving here, according t(...)

David McWilliams on a Sinn Féin-led government: ‘I think they will try to make good on their promise on housing.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s the second event of the Irish Times Winter Nights festival and David McWilliams, commentator, broadcaster and explainer of economic complexity, i(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD in 2021. Photograph: Tom Honan

When Helen McEntee told Tánaiste Leo Varadkar about her pregnancy, he said “I assume you’re taking your six months”, according to the Minister for Jus(...)

The scoreboard at the RDS tells the sorry story for  Montpellier following their crushing defeat to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inho

It’s probably a long shot that such a person exists, but if there is anyone out there whose twin sporting passions in life are the lads who play crick(...)

Winter Nights festival: Irish Times writers and columnists will be joined by Dr Mike Ryan, Ellen Keane, David Baddiel, Helen McEntee, Brian O’Driscoll, Annie Mac, Paul Muldoon, Bonnie Greer and Caitlin Moran

From Monday, January 24th to Thursday 27th, internationally renowned guests and Irish Times journalists get together for four nights of debate and dis(...)

John Cooney: he’s been back to his best for Ulster in recent times and the way he plays the game should be tailor-made for Farrell’s blueprint with Ireland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

I’m sure Robert Burns may have smiled had he lived to see the world we live in today. His observation about ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ an a(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Firuza Sharipova last week. Photo: Paul Greenwood/Inpho

Unless you subscribe to Sky Sports or a streaming service called DAZN you probably won’t have seen a Katie Taylor fight since the 2016 Olympic Games i(...)

Johnny Sexton celebrates Ireland’s first-ever win over New Zealand’s All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago on November 5th, 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Watching at pitchside in his role as a Channel 4 analyst last Saturday, Tommy Bowe’s undoubted delight was tinged with a little regret. He’s not alone(...)

Johnny Sexton celebrates after sealing a series win over Australia in 2018. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s something about centuries, in any sport. Irish rugby is no different. Although it’s become more commonplace, it’s still an elite club, and tod(...)

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