Former Greek finance minister and author Yanis Varoufakis introduced himself as ‘a failed finance minister from a bankrupt state’. Photograph: Alina Kisina

On Sunday, at the eighth iteration of Kilkenomics, casually dressed international economists stroll Kilkenny’s windy streets having strange interactio(...)

Yannis Varoufakis: ‘You [Irish] are such a weird and wonderful people.’ File image: EPA/Marta Perez

Is President Trump going to be allowed to fire nukes and end the world? No, according to former presidential adviser and apparent deep-state operative(...)

George Hook: Newstalk suspended the radio host after his comments about rape. Photograph: Newstalk

As demonstrations go it wasn’t particularly impressive. A dozen people stood on the narrow pavement outside Marconi House at noon on Thursday with ban(...)

George Hook photographed in Newstalk’s studios in 2003. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

George Hook came to broadcasting unusually late in life, achieving fame and a little notoriety in his late fifties – first as an opinionated rugby pun(...)

‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ presenter Lucy Kennedy and ‘Blind Date’ host Al Porter at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, where TV3 unveiled its programming plans for the new television season. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Has Ireland got talent? TV3 will be hoping there’s some lingering somewhere as it confirmed that Ireland’s Got Talent, its version of the UK televisio(...)

 Matt Cooper: the presenter of Today FM’s The Last Word went from 22nd place to the top of  the ranking of Irish journalists’ influence on Twitter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Matt Cooper has replaced Des Cahill at the top of the #murraytweetindex, a ranking of Irish journalists’ influence on the social network compiled by p(...)

 Simon Coveney seems to believe success for Fine Gael lies in a further move to the soft centre of politics. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Good morning, at the outset of what is shaping up to be a quiet political week. All the better for Ministers and TDs to take the time to develop lon(...)

Ardal O’Hanlon will be keeping the masses entertained at the  Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland industry dinner. Photograph: Alan Betson

Signs are that the property market’s recovery is complete when the annual industry dinner hosted by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland sells o(...)

‘A show that looks like it could have been shot on a borrowed phone while someone keeps sketch for the security guards’

“Don’t try and make sense of something that doesn’t make sense,” insists a talking fish. “It’s completely arbitrary.” A trout, with a molasses-thick L(...)

 Economist David McWilliams and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis at last year’s Kilkenomics Festival. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Virgin Media Business, one of Ireland’s biggest broadband providers, has signed up as a key sponsor of this year’s Kilkenomics Festival, which begins(...)

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