Patrick Freyne

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Autumn is now upon us and, if you are a final-year college student, that can only mean one thing. Employers across the country – and further afield – (...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

Bernard Sumner: ‘I was 17 and worked in a general office, thinking, ‘Jesus, to quote a Peggy Lee song, is this all there is?’. Photograph: Warren Jackson

It’s been a disappointing summer, but the sun is shining and New Order are back in town. Speaking of sunshine, their singer, Bernard Sumner, in his 20(...)

Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

Now in its sixth year, Food Month at The Irish Times starts today and will continue throughout November. There will be additional daily food and drink(...)

 Candidates (from left) Peter Casey; Liadh Ni Riada; Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Is there a point in having a television presidential debate when the incumbent isn’t there? This is the philosophical question of the political age. (...)

Krispy Kreme: the Blanchardstown doughnut store’s drive-through window. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Dispatches from the outside edge of the M50, otherwise known as KrispyKremeland. On the outskirts of Dublin, deep in the undergrowth of a retail jungl(...)

“Employers are increasingly opening their doors to graduates of all disciplines. In finance and management consulting, they are interested in arts and social science graduates for the transferable skills they have.” Photograph: iStock
Positive prospects for graduates

It just keeps getting better. For the past three years, The Irish Times graduate recruitment supplement has heralded the best job opportunities for co(...)

That’s entertainment? Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I awake in a swirl of mist and the Ghost of Electric Picnic Future is at the end of my bed pointing a tiny finger at me. He has taken the form of a to(...)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after attending the Festival of Families at Croke Park during his visit to Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Martin Taylor is among a large group of volunteers who have been recruited to circle the pitch in Croke Park waving flags from around the world as an (...)

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