It's an iconic and historic part of our capital city, yet more and more people are simply using O'Connell Street in Dublin as a way to get somewhere else! Patrick Freyne from the Irish Times recently spent 24 hours on the street & he joins John in studio this morning to talk about his experiences.
In the 25 years since Fintan O’Toole started as a columnist with the Irish Times in 1988, Ireland has undergone a radical transformation. And yet paradoxically, as a supplement of some of his articles in that time in tomorrow’s paper bear out, in many respects it remains the same.
Arthur Beesley, political news editor of the Irish Times spoke to Sean about how Ireland’s corporate tax rate has arisen as an issue in the early stage of the talks to form Germany’s next coalition government.
Sad to hear news today of the death of the well known agricultural journalist and former Irish Times reporter Sean MacConnell. Mr MacConnell died suddenly at his home in Dublin in the early hours of this morning, he was 66. Our midlands correspondent Ciaran Mullooley spoke to Sean. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times
On page 7 of the Irish Times on Saturday a very small correction was published. “It said On August 23rd last, under a story headlined “First abortion carried out under new legislation”, we (the Irish Times) reported on a purported clinical case at the National Maternity Hospital. The Hospital has pointed out that the case described in the article did not happen and the Irish Times accepts this and apologises unreservedly to the hospital for the distress called.” This apology seems to raise as many questions as it hopes to answer……did the case ever happen, if it never happened where ...