Colum Kenny

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RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has disputed evidence given by journalist and retired academic Colum Kenny about Sgt Maurice McCabe.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has told the Charleton Tribunal he was never briefed negatively about Sgt Maurice McCabe. He has strongly reje(...)

Colum Kenny arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin, on Friday. “It didn’t have to end up here with 50 lawyers in a hall. It could have been nipped in the bud,” he said. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Journalist and academic Colum Kenny has told the Disclosures Tribunal that journalistic sources should not be protected in every instance. The tribun(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron at Versailles. Photograph: AFP

‘Political parties are a marvellous mechanism . . . If one were to entrust the organisation of public life to the devil, he could not invent a more cl(...)

Besides having access to an endless amount of material online, students of some social classes have experienced friends and parents who can lend a hand with continuous assessment assignments. Photograph: Getty

The Government has announced planned new powers to prosecute “essay mills” and other forms of academic cheating. However, the powers as outlined may m(...)

‘The best that might happen in the next election is that the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of Irish politics finally form a coalition government, rather than repeat the present nonsense.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not just an Irish political crisis. But how we vote at the next election, and what we demand from our politicians, can still make a big differen(...)

It can be brave and ethical for journalists to protect sources where the latter risk their lives or livelihoods in the public interest. “Protecting sources” to keep open a flow of  biased information is not the same thing. File photograph: Getty Images

However the smear against Sgt Maurice McCabe had started, by early 2014 some crime correspondents claimed to be hearing from gardaí that Sgt McCabe wa(...)

Michael Lowry: dismissed contributions by three independent experts present at the meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment as “all very fine”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

TDs and Senators of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment have a lot on their plate. Climate change alone i(...)

The Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment is hearing submissions on Independent News & Media’s proposed acquisition of Celtic Media

The business model for local newspapers is “broken” and the future of Celtic Media’s seven titles is best protected by being part of a larger company(...)

The OPW considered moving the Seanad to, among other venues, Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Public Works (OPW) contemplated moving the Seanad to the Mansion House, Trinity College and the RDS before opting to go next door to th(...)

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 (...)

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