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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(...)

David McWilliams: ‘You’ve got to have a use-it-or-lose-it planning permission.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

If the economist David McWilliams were minister for housing he’d introduce “a site-value tax in the morning”, he told the Irish Times political corres(...)

Irish Times Summer Nights: Chris O’Dowd will be talking to Patrick Freyne on the festival’s opening night

The 2021 Irish Times Summer Nights online festival takes place from June 28th to July 1st with a host of high-profile guests including writers, p(...)

The pandemic has presented Ireland with an opportunity to wipe its slate clean and make fundamental changes.

Now that we know we can do things differently when we have to, we asked leading experts and specialists across a range of sectors for changes that wil(...)

This year’s Irish Times Summer Nights online festival will take place from the end of this month, with a host of high-profile guests including writers(...)

Has the virtual world come to an end? Photograph: iStock

I’m sitting in a warehouse near Capel Street in Dublin watching a show. It’s still in rehearsal but after hundreds of careful, creative hours the meta(...)

Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said she does not believe that the current pandemic will herald ‘the end of the office’.

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has said the Government will be “afraid, extremely cautious and worried” about how to approach economic recovery from Covi(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there was opportunity for further growth and development and also for joint North-South trade missions to promote investment.  Photograph: iStock

Dublin, Belfast and London Ministers have told a conference of the “huge” opportunities of exploiting the “Dublin-Belfast economic corridor” to drive (...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

Illustration: Fuchsia McAree

From outdoor swimming and personal transport, to red light cameras and rethinking market spaces, there is much that could be done to reinvigorate D(...)

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