Hugh Linehan

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Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Owen Roe played the role of Frank Hardy in Faith Healer by Brian Friel, at the Gate theatre in 2010

Actor Owen Roe will receive this year’s special tribute award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in the new year. The award is for the wel(...)

Trinity College Dublin says Hillary Clinton will receive an honorary degree from the university and deliver a public lecture on Friday, June 22nd. Photograph: Getty Images

Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey, the man she claimed “shivved” her in the 2016 presidential election campaign, will speak at separ(...)

Is a general election increasingly likely? File photograph: Getty Images

On this week’s Inside Politics podcast, Sarah Bardon, Fiach Kelly and Hugh Linehan discuss the increased likelihood of a general election in the short(...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross, who was at the centre of a controversy over the allocation of a sports grant to Wesley. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On this week’s Inside Politics podcast, Hugh Linehan, Pat Leahy and Harry McGee discuss Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s difficult few days, and the disbandme(...)

The Filmbase building in Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Filmbase, the Temple Bar-based training and facilities resource for the independent film sector, is to enter voluntary liquidation with the loss of 13(...)

‘Irish Times’ Arts and Culture Editor Hugh Linehan, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne, Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Irish Times Deputy Political Editor Fiach Kelly during a live podcast at ‘The Irish Times’ building. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin command the support of 80 per cent of the population between them, if polls are to be trusted. But if the three l(...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is going to run for a second term. The major parties do not want to put a candidate up against him - but might they have t(...)

Repeal the Eighth: anti-abortion and pro-choice protesters confront one another. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political Editor Pat Leahy talks to Hugh Linehan about the views on abortion revealed by the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll. The results show a cl(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  announced his support for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution this week.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin took his party by surprise with his statement in the Dáil last week, announcing his support for a repeal of the Eigh(...)

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