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Actor Brendan Gleeson has said Irish people want art but only if they do not have to subsidise it.  Mr Gleeson dismissed as a “bogus argument” the suggestion that State money spent on the arts would be better spent on public services.

Actor Brendan Gleeson has said Irish people want art but only if they do not have to subsidise it. Mr Gleeson dismissed as a “bogus argument” the su(...)

Pat Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland:  “He is in a prison cell. He has not been charged with anything. These are accusations based on the flimsiest of assumptions.”  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey who is in custody in Brazil in relation to allegations of ticket touting has been subjected to a “hate(...)

Pond life: surrounded by plants, full of fish

The last straw was when some kind person decided to walk on our car roof, parked outside our house in Bray. We had put up with random midnight doorbel(...)

There are times when George Hook sounds like an inhabitant of the post-fact world. Photograph: Eric Luke

Once upon a time, the world was divided into haves and have-nots. While this was unfair, it was reasonably straightforward for people to ascertain wh(...)

Newstalk presenter Pat Kenny has gained listeners, according to the latest JNLR survey. File  photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Listeners continue to drift away from RTÉ 2fm and Today FM, the latest survey of radio ratings shows. 2fm has lost 58,000 listeners over the past yea(...)

“The C-word, which is the word of choice in these matters, is meant to dehumanise and belittle women,” says former Labour Party leader Joan Burton on Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

When it comes to public admiration, our politicians won’t be troubling our footballers in the popularity stakes any time soon. So when two of the pol(...)

Philip Cairns was last seen on the Ballyroan Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday, October 23rd, 1986. He was aged 13.

A woman who went to gardaí with information about the case of missing boy Philip Cairns has said she only came forward because she wanted his mother a(...)

The BAI describes D’Arcy’s inclusion of comments from the anti-abortion side during his interview with the Linehans as “cursory.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has rapped RTÉ over the knuckles for the way presenter Ray D’Arcy dealt with abortion. Its decision highlights (...)

Former tánaiste Ray MacSharry with former taoisigh Brian Cowen and Albert Reynolds. Mr MacSharry has defended pension payments to politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil tánaiste Ray MacSharry has said he has “quite a number” of pensions and he does not begrudge retired politicians the money they are(...)

Retired Bishop Willie Walsh said he believed many abuse survivors had no one to talk to about their experiences. File photograph

Retired Bishop Willie Walsh has said he used to sit and cry in the aftermath of meetings with survivors of church sex abuse. Admitting he did not in(...)

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