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# irish-times - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

They're back: Fianna Fáil bounce into second place in new opinion poll

It is the first time in two years that Fianna Fáil has overtaken Sinn Féin and Labour in an Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# irish-times - Friday 5 October, 2012

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Who's that Irish person in today's Google Doodle?

Google wishes an Irish legend a happy birthday…

# irish-times - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Irish Times records pre-tax losses despite increase in turnover

Accounts for The Irish Times Ltd also show a significant increase in the pensions deficit at the newspaper publisher.

# irish-times - Sunday 23 September, 2012

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Time Machine: Here's how 26 popular websites used to look

Have you ever seen the very first version of Or wondered what the name ‘Daft’ came from?

# irish-times - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Kate Fitzgerald's father pleads for information about the death of his daughter

Tom Fitzgerald has written in the Sunday Independent that he and his family ‘can’t accept suicide as the only option anymore’.

# irish-times - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Department plays down report over €324bn shortfall

The Irish Times cited an unpublished report from KPMG that indicated the State was facing a massive pensions and social welfare shortfall by 2066 in a story today that the government has played down.

# irish-times - Friday 24 August, 2012

Latest figures show continued fall in Irish newspaper sales

An ABC report shows sales in both the daily and Sunday newspaper segments as having fallen in the last 12 months.

# irish-times - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Aoife Quinn: We have no media advisors

Aoife Quinn contacted the George Hook show to say she offered to speak on-the-record with the Irish Times’ Fintan O’Toole, but he said this was not what he was offered.

# irish-times - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Browne accuses O'Brien of using 'considerable wealth to stifle criticism'

Vincent Browne’s publishes correspondence from Denis O’Brien – including threats of legal action.

# irish-times - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Fine Gael revolt against abortion 'liberalisation' is misguided. Here's why.

The expert group on abortion isn’t looking to loosen the rules about abortion – merely to give effect to what the constitution already says, writes Fiona de Londras.

# irish-times - Monday 16 July, 2012

Column: The groupthink in decision-making positions in Ireland must end

Groupthink, cronyism and lack of accountability are largely to blame for the disastrous mess Ireland is now in, writes Clara Fischer.

# irish-times - Friday 6 July, 2012

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The future of journalism: What Irish media bosses are saying

Figures from RTÉ,, The Irish Times and Silicon Republic on the challenges – and innovations – lying ahead for digital news journalism.

# irish-times - Monday 28 May, 2012

New poll finds Gerry Adams is the most popular leader in the country

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll found Sinn Féin has continued to surge with the party now twice as popular as Labour.

# irish-times - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Referendum: First of three polls shows Yes campaign continue to lead

The number of undecideds has fallen but they will be crucial to deciding the outcome of the Fiscal Compact referendum next week, according to the latest poll.

# irish-times - Friday 25 May, 2012

Column: How the news industry is missing the point

News organisations have lost their way. Why? Because they’ve forgotten what business they’re in, writes Dylan Collins.

# irish-times - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Government satisfaction rating plummets in new opinion poll

An Ipsos MRBI opinion poll for the Irish Times sees Sinn Féin rise by 6 points, as support for the three main Dáil parties all falls.

# irish-times - Monday 26 March, 2012

Bertie Ahern describes 'emotional wrench' at leaving Fianna Fáil

Writing in today’s Irish Times, the former Taoiseach said he was “deeply wounded” by the Mahon Tribunal findings.

# irish-times - Thursday 23 February, 2012

New figures show falling circulation for most Irish daily newspapers

ABC figures show the Sunday World as the highest-selling paper in Ireland, marginally ahead of the Sunday Independent.

# irish-times - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

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WATCH: Paul Kimmage and Ian O'Riordan's heated discussion about Martin Fagan

‘He cheated. He was caught. We’re all in a better place now.’

# irish-times - Monday 9 January, 2012

Column: It is wrong to assume all asylum seekers are faking it - and the media is to blame

Thousands of people applied to become Irish citizens last year – but the media only focuses on scare stories about immigration, writes Greg Straton.

# irish-times - Friday 16 December, 2011

Irish Times responds to criticism from parents of Kate Fitzgerald

Kate Fitzgerald’s parents today said they were “deeply hurt” by how the newspaper handled an article written by their daughter before she took her own life.

# irish-times - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Denis O'Brien hits back at 'malicious' allegations over his editorial influence

In a broadside attack published today in the Irish Times, the media tycoon attacked Eamon Dunphy and much of the Irish media for its coverage of him.

# irish-times - Saturday 29 October, 2011

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D-Day for the dragon slayer: Michael D takes over the front pages

There’s only one story dominating the papers today….

# irish-times - Monday 24 October, 2011

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll

With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.

# irish-times - Friday 7 October, 2011

Sinn Féin rises to second in latest party polling

Sinn Féin has overtaken Labour and Fianna Fáil – making it the second most popular political part in Ireland, according to today’s poll.

# irish-times - Thursday 7 July, 2011

From The42 Eminent sports writer and Irish Times columnist George Kimball dies RIP

Eminent sports writer and Irish Times columnist George Kimball dies

Boxing writer died in his sleep last night after a long battle with cancer.

# irish-times - Friday 24 June, 2011

Mock Irish Times front page pulled from online edition

Front page marking end of Geraldine Kennedy’s editorship of the paper mistakenly went online this morning.

# irish-times - Friday 6 May, 2011

Irish Times editor denies a "vested interest" in maintaining the property market

Geraldine Kennedy says the paper did not compromise standards, and that it was the first to print speculation about the end of the property boom.

# irish-times - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Is Tesco allowed to hike its prices and then just drop them again?

The answer: well, legally, yes – as long as the ‘higher’ prices have been imposed for long enough.

# irish-times - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine things you need to know by 9am, including the latest on fears of a nuclear meltdown in Japan, after an explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# irish-times - Friday 11 March, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Geraldine Kennedy to step down as Irish Times editor

The editor has reportedly told colleagues at the newspaper that she intends to retire.

# irish-times - Saturday 22 January, 2011

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page

Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.

# irish-times - Sunday 1 August, 2010

A BLOGGER FOR the Irish Times-owned website was sacked because her blog was not popular enough – and then replaced with another writer using the same nom de plume.

A writer using the pseudonym ‘Kitten O’Shea’ wrote a regular blog about being a singleton in her 30s for the site, which formerly housed the Irish Times’ own content before being rebranded in late 2008.

The blogger was told her blog was not receiving enough hits, despite being featured on the homepage, and was given notice that her employment would be terminated.

O’Shea thus wrote a farewell post on the blog saying that she was soon to be laid off – but was shocked when another writer adopted the pseudonym and continued writing on the blog shortly afterward.

Regular readers who spotted the change in style described the website’s u-turn as “disgusting” while another described the website as “a joke”.

The original Kitten, who retains the name on her Twitter account, has confirmed that her successor was a ‘fake’.

Her blog was one of a dozen on the site, but the blog – irrespective of its writer – has since been pulled.

A spokesperson for told the Sunday Tribune that the whole affair was “a storm in a teacup [...] the readership of the blog wasn’t high enough either.”

Visitors following links to the Dating Blog are now redirected to the homepage for the remaining eleven blogs, where the website is now currently advertising for new bloggers.