(L to R) Abdi Mooge, Ciara Lynam, Julie Nguyen and Job Makiese, from St Ronan’s National School, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, at the Yellow Flag awards.

More than a dozen primary and secondary schools have received national recognition for their work in tackling racism and creating a more welcoming env(...)

Last month, five young men died by suicide in Newbridge, Co Kildare. File photograph: Getty Images

A priest speaking out about the tragedy of seven suicides in three weeks in Co Laois has said the clergy are becoming “sacramental firemen” going from(...)

Manager Triona O’Connor at the Bessborough Community Creche in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The community creche in the Bessborough Centre is only 10 minutes from Cork city centre, but the 120 children who attend this full-day service are luc(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin, picketing last year over planned junior cycle reforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost a month after the general election and there is still no sign of a minister for education. But the clock has started ticking on a series of se(...)

 Oliver Jager  in action for Blackrock College in  the Leinster Senior Cup:  Jager is pursuing a professional rugby career in New Zealand with the Canterbury Crusaders.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Three days after completing his Leaving Certificate, 17-year-old Oliver Jager was in New Zealand to embrace a new chapter in his life. He’d left eve(...)

The problem is most acute in Wexford town, where all five secondary schools are oversubscribed. FIle photograph: Peter Thursfield

Parents whose children are stuck on waiting lists for their local secondary schools fear they will be left without school places in September. The pr(...)

Pallbearers carry David Byrne’s coffin into St Nicolas of Myra church on, Francis Street, Dublin 8, for his funeral.

Up to 1,000 people attended the funeral in Dublin of the murdered gang figure David Byrne. His funeral Mass was held at St Nicholas of Myra church o(...)

Heroin, cannabis resin, cocaine, ecstasy and PVP with an estimated street value of up to €90,000 was seized during the searches.

Drugs with an estimated street value of up to €90,000 have been seized as part of the Garda Síochána’s Operation Thor crime crackdown. Gardaí in the (...)

Empty Luas tracks at Heuston Station in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Hundreds of disgruntled commuters gathered in the bitter cold by bus stops outside Heuston Station in Dublin early on Thursday morning after Luas staf(...)

  File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Train services have resumed at Heuston station but delays are expected, according to Iarnród Éireann. Services were disrupted by an incident on the(...)