Tom Clonan

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Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

Mairead O’Leary from UCD LawSoc speaks during the semi-final of the Irish Times Debate 2019-2020 in the cadets’ mess at the  Curragh Camp. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) have secured the last three places in the 60th(...)

Tom Clonan: ‘For two decades, I remained isolated from former colleagues’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A former Army officer who uncovered rape and sexual assault in the Defence Forces has been thanked two decades later for the work he undertook. Dr To(...)

Lisa Smith left Ireland several years ago, travelling first to Tunisia and then to Syria where she joined up with Islamic State. File photograph: BBC/Screengrab

The chairperson of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council has questioned why so much effort is being made by the State to repatriate Irish wom(...)

Bobby Kerr: The Newstalk radio host’s cheery unflappability belies his business nous and worldly experience.

As if the airwaves weren’t already full of former Dragon’s Den stars talking about the presidency, Sunday morning finds another alumnus of the TV show(...)

'Where Ray D’Arcy once would mix folksy manner with prickly editorialising when holding court on his Today FM morning show, he has long sounded more constrained on  RTÉ Radio 1.' Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

Ray D’Arcy sounds cheesed off. On Tuesday, the day after the Government announces a referendum on the Eighth Amendment banning abortion – an issue D’A(...)

Soldier Still is at Project Arts Centre Sept 9th to 14th as part of Dublin Fringe Festival

Since ancient times, movement, in the form of close order drill, helped shape a rabble of individuals into a mass military unit. But it can also help (...)

Armed police officers stand guard at the perimeter cordon following Saturday night’s London terror attack. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The London attack suspect who was found with an Irish document was not under surveillance by authorities in Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

 Khuram Butt  (left) and Rachid Redouane.

One of the men behind the Isis-inspired attack in London this weekend, and who lived in Ireland, has been named by the London Metropolitan Police. Ra(...)

Members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit take part in  a  counterterrorism exercise with members of other European police agencies  at the ESB generating station in the Pigeon House, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.

The arrests of four suspects in operations targeting suspected Islamist extremists in Ireland have generated significant media coverage. But are two s(...)

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