Pat Rabbitte

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St Joseph’s Industrial School in Clifden, Co Galway. Photograph: Kellie Greene

The agreement between the State and the country’s religious orders has been repeatedly questioned since it came to light in the months after it was ag(...)

There is widespread frustration among those affected by online abuse that the likes of Twitter and Facebook are at best slow and at worst entirely unresponsive to requests for removal of objectionable content.  File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

The announcement by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten that he intends to create a new State office tasked with making sure abusive or dangero(...)

TDs seeing their proposals pass earlier stages in the Dáil at first believe they are making progress, only for their Bills to languish thereafter

If bond yields buttered no parsnips, as Pat Rabbitte once said, then parliamentary procedure is certainly not an issue on which to have an election. (...)

When asked whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses was: “I’m f****ng dying for road.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Good morning, the digest this morning is a little different. We have asked each of the four contributors to choose their favourite piece from the dige(...)

Traders working at the New York Stock Exchange the morning after Donald Trump won the presidency. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The financial markets, like the rest of us, are trying to work out what a Trump presidency might actually mean. We all know what Trump promised, but (...)

Account director at Ipsos MRBI Karen Hall, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) chief executive Michael O’Keeffe, BAI chairman Prof Pauric Travers and BAI senior manager Ciaran Kissane at the launch of the public consultation period in relation to the draft BAI strategy statement on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has promised to step up its efforts to help Irish broadcasters stay in business, putting “sectoral sustain(...)


Labour was swept into power in 2011 on a tidal wave of public support and dismissed last February in equally dramatic fashion. In a coalition governme(...)

“Let’s not talk about Brexit”: Sean Moncreiff’s plea was a vain aspiration. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Sean Moncrieff isn’t renowned for his sensitive style, unless you count irony as an emotion. But on Wednesday’s Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) he lets(...)

Senator David Norris has said that RTÉ’s Oireachtas Report programme is obliged to report on the Seanad. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Senator David Norris has said that RTÉ’s Oireachtas Report programme is obliged to report on the Seanad, “however vapid they may consider our proceedi(...)

News streaming on an iPhone: Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

After five years, two governments and three ministers for communications, the public service broadcasting charge has finally been laid to rest. Few (...)

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