Harrow schoolboys in formal uniform watched by local lads in London: Irish schools for boys were modelled on the successful global brand of English public schools. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most divisive educational issues in modern societies is the link between private education and social class. In Ireland, medium- to low-(...)

Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane noted that Cork University Hospital did not appear to have any protocols regarding patients being allowed retain medications that may have been prescribed elsewhere. Photograph: Getty Images

The issue of checking patients for medication that they might bring with them when admitted to hospital has been highlighted by a coroner at the inque(...)

Roderic O’Conor’s Le Châle Bleu sold for a disappointing €10,000

The first auctions of the autumn sales season may not have featured any record-breaking prices but the various auction houses have reported strong vol(...)

The unions say nurses should not have to pay for all the extra costs incurred by the board arising from new legislation

Three nursing unions are in dispute with the nursing regulator over a 50 per cent increase in professional fees for next year.The Irish Nurses and M(...)

Patrick’s Bridge over the river Lee in Cork city. “These patterns of disadvantage have persisted for many years,” the report notes. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Cork city suffers from levels of deprivation higher than the national average, with much of the city’s north side suffering most, according to(...)

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Blackrock, Co Dublin grocery was one of 12 food businesses served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the Health Service Execu(...)

Fearful: Kathleen McDonnell, at the ruins of Teampail na Naoi Naomh, on Loop Head. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Within eight months of his election, on March 13th last year, Time magazine declared Pope Francis its person of the year. An American gay magazine,(...)

Cork City Council yesterday took formal possession of the former Permanent TSB Bank on Lapp’s Quay following a decision by the council last March to acquire the premises.

Cork City Council has invited expressions of interest to find the most appropriate use for a former bank in the city centre which it plans to convert (...)

Orange fell 4.1 per cent as Bpifrance sold a stake in the company for €580 million. Photograph: Reuters/Andrea Comas

European stocks fell to the lowest level in more than five weeks after Italy cut its economic-growth forecasts and US manufacturing data missed estim(...)

The house was extensively renovated in 2007

Number 28 Ardagh Crescent in Blackrock started life as a semi-detached bungalow with 148sq m (1,593sq ft) of living space.Owners Darragh Kilbride and(...)