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# Irish Times

Last month
May 2023
# removed
Irish Times initiates review after it removes fake tan article over AI concerns
While the link to the article remains live, the text has been removed.
This year
# Theatre Awards
Irish Times pauses adjudication of this year's Theatre Awards after 'concern' about nominations
Among a cast of ten people in the production of An Octoroon, only the two white actors were nominated for individual awards.
Last year
# factcheck
Debunked: Article saying Sinn Féin should apologise for the 1916 Rising was doctored
A fake article by “W Brittan” called the Easter Rising an “unprovoked attack”.
# Irish Times
Irish Times editor Paul O'Neill to step down
O’Neill took over the role in 2017 and will remain in place until a replacement is found.
All time
# Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI
Sinn Féin in 10-point lead as most popular party in new opinion poll
That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.
# Newstalk
Ban on Irish Times journalists appearing on Newstalk is lifted
The newspaper’s journalists were banned from appearing on Newstalk and other Communicorp radio stations in 2017.
# bird watch
'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting
The photo was captured at a lake in Co Westmeath.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Claim made in full-page Irish Times ad about Covid-19 deaths is false
The ad calls for an alternative approach to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
# Opinion Poll
Varadkar's approval rating on the rise as voters back government on Brexit
The government’s approval rating has risen from from 31% in May to 42%, according to a new poll.
# Banned
'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists
The Currency reporters are the latest Irish journalists to be banned from O’Brien-owned stations.
Tributes paid to late Irish Times journalist Kate Holmquist
Ms Holmquist joined the Irish Times in 1986.
# Sandycove
Gardaí stand down search for Kate Holmquist following discovery of body
The 62-year-old was last seen in Sandycove, Dublin at 6pm on Saturday.
Barrister and political commentator Noel Whelan has died aged 50
Whelan was highly involved in the referendum campaigns to legalise same sex marriage iand to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
# Apology
Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Echo to pay damages to former trainee priest for 'false' article
Each publication acknowledged that the article was “false and should not have been published”.
# Front Pages
'Murdered by cowards': Ireland's front pages unite in mourning for Lyra McKee
The killing of the 29 year-old was covered on all of Ireland’s front pages this morning.
# good cause
Kellie Harrington auctions off belt to raise money for neighbours who lost their home to fire
The world champion boxer has been receiving bids for her 2015 National Elite belt.
# Opinion Poll
Blow for Fine Gael as Varadkar's rating falls to lowest level during leadership
That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.
# High Court
Former trainee priest suing Irish Independent
The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times.
# john fintan fanning
Suspended assistant garda commissioner suing Irish Times and Irish Daily Star
John Fintan Fanning’s bid to be reinstated to his job is due to be heard by the High Court again today.
# Changes
Cork's Evening Echo is to become a morning paper and be rebranded as The Echo
The paper is a big part of the life of the city, and is part of the Examiner Group of titles along with the Irish Examiner.
'A critic relied upon by so many readers has been taken from us': Tributes pour in for former Irish Times literary journalist Eileen Battersby
During her career, Battersby wrote about all aspects of art and culture, and had a particular focus on literature.
# Opinion Poll
Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election
That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.
# media moves
'End of an era': Irish Times completes takeover of the Irish Examiner
The media assets of Landmark Media have now transferred to the Irish Times.
# Court Case
Alan Shatter is suing the Irish Times
It is the second time he has launched legal proceedings against the publication in the past six months.
# Referendum
Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support
A new Irish Times poll outs the gap between the two sides at 12 percentage points.
# Granard
Man who was Ann Lovett's boyfriend breaks silence
15-year-old Ann Lovett died in Longford in 1984.
# Bai
BAI calls for resolution over Communicorp station ban on Irish Times journalists
The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.
# appeal
'Devastating and demoralising': Marital rape survivor criticises judgment reducing man's sentence
The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said she was shocked at the reduction of the sentence.
Competition watchdog to further investigate mooted Irish Times takeover of Irish Examiner
The investigating team has until 1 August to deliver its decision.
# press council
Complaint from Communicorp over Irish Times article on George Hook controversy won't go further
It was judged that the Irish Times publication of a right to reply from Newstalk was “sufficient remedial action”.
# Opinion Poll
Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks
56% of voters said they would vote in favour of changing the Constitution.
# Opinion Poll
Leo Varadkar's approval rating is now higher than any taoiseach since Bertie Ahern in 2007
Varadkar’s approval rating is up seven points to 60%.
# Award
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jessica Harrington crowned 2017 Sportswoman of the Year
The horse trainer also won the Irish Gold Cup and Punchestown Gold Cup this year.
# jobstown
Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman
Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.
# High Court
Journalist John Waters to sue The Phoenix magazine
The writer launched High Court proceedings against the satirical magazine last week.
# oh no goys
'Ross O'Carroll Kelly' barred from Spin 1038 today because of Irish Times radio ban
The creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly was pulled from a show because Denis O’Brien owned Irish radio stations have banned all Irish Times journalists.
# off air
Newstalk bans Irish Times journalists from its airwaves after George Hook furore
The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.
# Abortion
Brid Smith: 'I had an abortion... I've never felt ashamed about it'
The TD said she had a termination at the age of 23.
# stepping down
Kevin O'Sullivan resigns as editor of the Irish Times
The unexpected announcement was made this afternoon.
# golden showers
This excellent risqué letter about Trump and Paddy's Day made The Irish Times today
Quality one-liner.