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2FM Breakfast: Donncha O’Callaghan, Doireann Garrihy and Carl Mullan

Any curious souls seeking to experience the revamped 2FM Breakfast show (weekdays) to maximum effect are advised to tune into Morning Ireland before c(...)

Pat Kenny fretted about ‘depressing’ scnes of loutishness in Dalkey.   Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The latest stage of reopening may have provided a fillip for a population deprived of hairdos and recreational retail, but the optimistic mood isn’t s(...)

Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

Author JK Rowling. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A programme on Today FM in which a contributor referred to author JK Rowling as a “transphobic bigot” breached rules regarding fairness, objectivity a(...)

Philip Boucher-Hayes: always knowledgeable but sometimes a victim of his natural confidence

Teachers may disagree, but Philip Boucher-Hayes is surely right when he says Monday’s full reopening of schools will prompt a “collective sigh of reli(...)

Nikki Canavan, Bank of Ireland’s senior director of corporate banking, Irish Times business editor Ciarán Hancock, and Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh at the announcement of the bank’s sponsorship of the  Irish Times Business Awards.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Bank of Ireland has signed up as the main sponsor for the Irish Times Business Awards. The awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement a(...)

Gordon Elliott: the story of the trainer sitting atop a deceased racehorse makes all the running. Photograph: PA Wire

In a busy news week of financial shenanigans and unravelling civic obedience, one story in particular makes the running – if that’s the right phrase t(...)

You don’t have to be a signed up member of the tin foil hat brigade to suspect there’s something more at play here when it comes to the Government’s decision to shut down passport services. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Anita Varga isn’t planning to leave the country any time soon. But when the restrictions on international travel lift, she hopes to get a flight to se(...)

Sounding as effortless as Tubridy does isn’t as easy as it seems.

If the first casualty of war is truth, as the old maxim insists, so Ryan Tubridy thinks the pandemic is responsible for the demise of another abstract(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

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