Prime Time Election Debate moderator David McCullagh

When is a debate not a debate? When it’s a derby. In the last of Prime Time’s three European Election debates, this special broadcast must contend wi(...)

A vote for a young maths teacher Eamon De Valera

“Five seconds, four, three, two, one.” We’re on the deck, the control room for the TV studio below, with a wall of screens showing camera views: a pan(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

De Valera  wrote: “For the sake of the women of the world at any rate I am glad it is over. They it is who have suffered most. Their imaginings have been far worse than the worst horrors the men have had to endure.” Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

A letter written by Éamon de Valera from prison to his wife on Armistice Day has been made public for the first time. The letter is sent from Lincol(...)

Brendan Howlin:  he said it was “amazing” that the government jet issue was persisting.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said it was “a danger” that turnout in the presidential election could be lower than 50 per cent. Appealing for vot(...)

Prime Time’s presidential debate: moderator David McCullagh with Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Seán Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Julien Behal

“Sorry, I’m a little confused,” Joan Freeman interjected about midway through the seemingly interminable Prime Time: The Presidential Debate (RTÉ One,(...)

Presidential candidates Senator Joan Freeman, MEP Liadh Ní Riada, President Michael D Higgins, Seán Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy ahead of the debate on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

We thought it was going to be Coyote Casey versus the Talking Tea Cosy. Michael D Higgins, dodging the hits like Road Runner, with Peter Casey stalkin(...)

The presidential election takes place on Friday, October 26th.

Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has changed his mind and will now participate in all remaining debates. Ahead of a televised debate with all s(...)

David McCullagh in the This Week studio

RTÉ Prime Time presenter David McCullagh will join the team on the This Week programme with Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy part of a new on-air te(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tobin on RTÉ’s Prime Time debate with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: RTÉ

“We’re standing here with the luxury of being two men who will never experience a crisis pregnancy,” Health minister Simon Harris told his opponent, S(...)

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