Marian Finucane

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Prof John Crown has called on St Vincent’s University Hospital to declare its independence. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leading medical experts have called on the board of St Vincent’s University Hospital to provide public assurances that the facility operates independe(...)

Independent Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who chaired the committee on water charges, said it was “strange and disappointing” that politicians on the committee did not try to better understand the service Irish Water provides. File photograph: Getty Images

The chair of the Oireachtas committee on water charges has said just four politicians out of the 20 members turned up to a “necessary” site visit to I(...)

John Loughran (left) of the Sanymount Hotel.

Are you a saver or a spender? In the good days, I used to be a saver. Fortunately, before 2008, I had accumulated savings, which carried my business (...)

 NBRU members on strike at the Broadstone Depot, Phibsboro, Dublin last week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

The Workplace Relations Commission is expected to invite unions and management at Bus Éireann to talks in the days ahead in a further attempt to find (...)

 Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities.   File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Irish priest Fr Tony Flannery has welcomed the “new development” that Pope Francis is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in is(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The contradiction means that a Taoiseach elected in 2011 with a mandate for change so huge he could have done anything, leaves having altered little.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politics has a clear set of goals in theory but is a paradox in practice. Political language, as George Orwell noted, is “to give an appearance of sol(...)

Marian Finucane. Photograph: RTE

It’s the small things in life which keep us amused. Most Saturdays just after noon on RTÉ Radio One, Marian Finucane reaches for a piece of paper, cle(...)

Leah Morgan addresses The Irish Times Debate 2017 grand final at Bolton Street College on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The opposition reigned supreme at The Irish Times Debate 2017 with Leah Morgan of the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (SADSI) takin(...)

Faced with this catalogue of hate crimes, it’s a wonder that any of the Galway Gaeilgeoirs who moved to Co Meath in the 1930s stayed there

They were a large group of newly arrived migrants, seeking a fresh start in a place far from home and speaking a different language from their host co(...)

Ivan Yates left Newstalk last summer after seven years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ivan Yates is returning to Newstalk in a new two-hour show on Sunday from April. His slot from 11am to 1pm will be in direct competition with the seco(...)

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