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(...)

A new report disputed the British government’s claim the terms of the Withdrawal Bill would not result in a loss of rights. Photograph: Getty Images

Any diminution of rights as a result of Brexit would undermine the British government’s credibility and threaten peace in Northern Ireland, a group of(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien.

Denis O’Brien, the telecoms and media tycoon, has said Independent News and Media (INM) in which he is the largest shareholder “was days from forced (...)

The NUJ says  the media market as a whole, where INM’s main shareholder Denis O’Brien enjoys an even larger market share by virtue of his radio and online interests, must be taken into consideration. Photograph: David Sleator

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is due to rule this week on the proposed takeover of the Celtic Media Group of local newspapers by (...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

Above, Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim. ‘Halawa has been receiving important consular support from the Irish Embassy in Cairo. But it is not enough.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Today an Irish teenager lies abandoned to his fate in a Cairo prison, cut off from the world. Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 near Cairo’s (...)