Fintan O Toole

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Columnist Jennifer O’Connell’s comment piece about Greta Thunberg is the most read Irish Times article of 2019 and the most read in the history of the(...)

NUJ Irish secretary Séamus Dooley said the BAI decision needed to be revisited.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Union of Journalists has expressed “grave disappointment” at the broadcasting regulator’s decision not to investigate Communicorp Media’s(...)

The Currency co-founder Ian Kehoe: ‘We have decided not to appear on Communicorp stations while the ban remains in force against Irish Times journalists.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Communicorp Media, the radio group owned by billionaire Denis O’Brien, has written to digital media company the Currency to confirm that it has rescin(...)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson: pocketed a reporter’s phone to avoid looking at a picture of a sick child on the floor of a hospital. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

It’s two days to Election Day. Boris Johnson will be campaigning in Staffordshire today, warning of gridlock at Westminster if there is another hung p(...)

Fintan O’Toole; Joan Freeman;  Prof Mary McAleese, Patrick Prendergast,  Prof Terry Hughes,  Mary Harney and  Michael Gazzaniga at the ceremony on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole was conferred with an honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin on Friday. It was the first ceremony conducted(...)

US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Boris Johnson meeting in New York in September 2019. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

It’s nine days to Election Day. Donald Trump landed at Stansted airport last night for a two-day visit that has Conservative strategists in a tall st(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to investigate why journalists from The Currency website have been prohibited from appearing on Communicorp radio stations. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to investigate why journalists from The Currency website have been prohibited from appearing on Communi(...)

Fomer editor of the Irish Examiner Tim Vaughan (centre) with former Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy and former press ombudsman John Horgan.

The failure of businessman Denis O’Brien’s defamation case against the Sunday Business Post earlier this year was a “terrifically important event”, th(...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

Journalists from the Currency were banned from stations owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp last month, with an email citing its status as a ‘competitor platform’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed its concern to the broadcasting regulator about Communicorp’s ban on certain journalists appeari(...)

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