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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(...)

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 the end of June, with a host of high-profile guests including writers, politicians(...)

EU Commissioner in charge of Financial Services, Financial Stability and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness has spoken about the double standards in political life, in which “this idea of being pushy or ambitious” is seen a(...)

The question for his enablers will always come back to this. Were the tax cuts, the regulation-slashing, the right-wing “originalist” judges worth the plunge into the Trump sewer of lawlessness, nepotism and corruption? Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

The most important thing to remember? We knew exactly who Donald Trump was. Always. Four years ago, he repeated that Hillary Clinton could be murdered(...)

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Covidiot or covidiocy? My recent article on people who knowingly flout the safety rules on mask-wearing and social distancing drew an angry or concern(...)

Anne Enright: “I looked at how men manage their confidence and their time. I took a few leads out of their book.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

“You don’t have to be horrible to be a writer,” author Anne Enright told The Irish Times Summer Nights Festival on Wednesday evening. Take Séamus Hean(...)

Mary Kenny: Her decision to fire a serious, legal question about Irish travel restrictions out to Twitter just days before her flight was distinctly odd.

Some phrases have a particularly incendiary quality to them. Calm down. Has anyone ever actually calmed down while being urged to do so by someone spe(...)

Author Nuala O’Faolain was truthful to the point of being self-destructive. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Why does no one ever ask me up to dance?” This was the question Nuala O’Faolain asked at an evening hooley at the Merriman School in Lisdoonvarna in (...)

Amy Huberman talked about life in lockdown with her husband, Brian O’Driscoll. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In September 2015, The Irish Times Women’s Podcast appeared for the first time. This week, we celebrate our 400th episode with a show recorded la(...)

Dr Tiede Herrema at the Special Collections Library at the University of Limerick in October 2005,  when he presented his papers to the library. File photograph: David Sleator

Tiede Herrema, the Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA in 1975, has died aged 99. Dr Herrema died after a long illness on Friday, the day after (...)

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