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Editor of The Irish Times Paul O’Neill (left) presents awards to The Irish Times Debate team winners Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (centre left) and Rí Anumudu, and individual speaker Gabrielle Fullam of the TCD Historical Society (right). Debate chair Liam Herrick is also pictured. Photograph: John Ohle

Maynooth University students Rí Anumudu and Chikemka Abuchi Debate finalists Rí Anumudu (left) and Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (both Maynooth U(...)

The final will feature 12 speeches and each finalist will speak for 7 minutes. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The livestream begins at 7.15pm on Saturday 17 July. Click here (or paste the following address into your browser to vie(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik: She was the right candidate, in the right constituency, at the right time for the party to get a renewed taste of electoral success. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Well, look, we’ll take the good days. We’ve taken enough bad days,” was the response of Labour leader Alan Kelly when asked if he was concerned that (...)

Documentary maker and writer Gráinne Lyons, at Aughris Head in Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Two weeks past midsummer in June 2019, I stood on a cliff edge at the tip of Cape Clear Island, the Fastnet lighthouse a hazy silhouette against the h(...)

The transition to a food system compatible with the Paris Agreement ‘will be a massive undertaking’ for a small, open, export-driven economy, the conference heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Within three years Ireland has moved from “self-confessed climate laggard” to global leader but faces into having to make its agriculture compliant wi(...)

Businessman Dr Eddie O’Connor has apologised for ‘insensitive’ comments he made regarding investing in Africa at a climate change event. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Businessman Dr Eddie O’Connor has apologised after being criticised for using “antiquated stereotypes” in comments he made regarding perceived difficu(...)

Professor Philip Nolan is chairman of the Nphet epidemiological modelling advisory group and outgoing president of NUI Maynooth. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Professor Philip Nolan, who has become a well known-public figure during the coronavirus pandemic, was among 27 new members elected to the Royal Iris(...)

Inaccessibility aside, scholars have another concern: the physical state of older records of the Irish Land Commission

In his brilliant 2005 memoir Booking Passage, Irish-American poet Thomas Lynch included the sub-plot of an epic battle he had to fight on behalf of el(...)

Canadian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Photograph: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The world is conducting “an unprecedented experiment with the only home we have” as CO2 continues to be released into the atmosphere at the highest le(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. She is one of only 121 women  in the 637-member Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy has commissioned a diversity review in a bid to boost female participation in the prestigious academic body which was establis(...)

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