www.Irishtimes.com - Irish newspaper that offers jobs, a crossword and weather reports.newspaper ireland news sports
Established in 1994, www.irishtimes.com is the
electronic version of the printed newspaper that has been around since
1859. Its regular columns include “Another Life,” which highlights
natural history on a weekly basis; “Rite and Reason,” a weekly religious
column; and “An Irishman’s Diary,” which distills news and history with
a perspective unique to the Irish.
The online newspaper’s main sections include news, sport, business, life, society, and culture. Each section is further divided into sub-sections. For example, the sport section contains sub-sections about rugby, soccer, Gaelic games, and golf.
A special feature of irishtimes.com offers the ability to search for Irish ancestors. This feature allows users to browse and search directories, newspapers, and wills, as well as census, church, emigration, and property records. The ancestor search feature also includes a Google maps service. These maps allow you to click on a region of the country and view the civil parishes in that area. Each parish, in turn, lists all place names in that parish, a summary of its records, a list of adjoining parishes, and its 10 most common surnames.
Other features of the Web site include family notices, job listings, hotel and restaurant directories, an RSS feed, several blogs, numerous shopping and advertising pages, and a dating section that boasts over 450,000 members. According to an audit published on the site, there were 2,314,196 unique visitors during the month of November, 2009, and those visitors viewed 26,125,949 pages on the site.
The newspaper is edited by Geraldine Kennedy. Some of its notable contributors, both past and present, include: Joe Carroll, Mary Holland, Conor O’Clery, Arthur Quinlan, and Maev-Ann Wren. The newspaper is generally considered to be politically liberal.