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John King: ‘We were wrong about Trump’

“I’m constantly accused of being a Washington elitist. I grew up on food-stamps. My father was a janitor,” CNN commentator John King told columnist Fi(...)

Gabriel Byrne: ‘Secrecy, silence and shame are the enemies.’ Photograph: Cig Harvey/New York Times

“It hasn’t gone away. It’s still there. Children are still being violated, maybe not in Irish schools, but across the world, children are being traffi(...)

Dara McAnulty (16), author of Dairy of a Young Naturalist

“It’s the wonder of the natural world that makes it worth fighting for. And if we solve the problems of the natural world out of wonder – rather than (...)

Prof Luke O’Neill, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, has called for antigen testing to be used in schools and workplaces to track Covid-(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘This virus is a deadly one. Over 3,000 people have died in the Republic of Ireland, and 1,700 in the north of Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Irish Times Political Correspondent Jennifer Bray asked Taoiseach Micheál Martin a question that is doubtless on the minds of many people: “Are we goi(...)

First Minister and Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Boris Johnson and I are very different people.’ Photo(Scottish National Party via Getty Images)

Brexit has made a united Ireland more likely, the Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated. Sturgeon said the outcome of a Border poll was a(...)

‘Hang on, am I adopted?’  Dara Ó Briain has spoken publicly for the first time about his adoption. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dara Ó Briain was told at an early age that he had been adopted. The comedian, broadcaster and author said he had a happy childhood growing up in(...)

EU Commissioner in charge of Financial Services, Financial Stability and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness has spoken about the double standards in political life, in which “this idea of being pushy or ambitious” is seen a(...)

Irish-Nigerian writer, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri photographed at home in Hackney. Photograph:  Olivia Harris

Circumstances surrounding the killing of George Nkencho were “unconscionable and horrific” author Emma Dabiri said in an interview for the Irish Times(...)

 Edith Eger: “I’m not a victim. I was victimised. It’s not who I am, It was what was done to me.”

“I learned a great deal in Auschwitz. I discovered my inner resources and that they couldn’t murder my spirit,” said Edith Eger, Holocaust survivor an(...)

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