Teacher Siobhán Peters: She estimates she is paid about €6,000 less than her colleagues and   many newly qualified teachers are even worse off.  Photograph: Carl O’Brien

Siobhán Peters works alongside teachers who do the same job, the same hours and have the same qualifications. But, because she graduated after 2011, (...)

Loreto’s victory saw them secure the Jacqui Potter Cup for the first time since 2004. Photo: Reuters

Loreto 1 Railway Union 0 Jessica McGirr’s single strike, allied to a huge defensive effort, saw Loreto win the Jacqui Potter Cup for the first time(...)

Elena Tice: the 17-year-old from Loreto, a cricket international at 13, has been included in Ireland’s hockey squad.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When a player called up to the Irish senior panel has a 1997 date of birth, time is moving a little too fast. But having made her cricket debut for I(...)

Aoife Beary was celebrating her 21st birthday at the time of the collapse.

J1 student Aoife Beary, who was seriously injured after a balcony collapse in Berkeley that killed six students last month, has started to wake up fro(...)

Aoife Beary, who was injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

Six Dublin students injured in last month’s balcony collapse in Berkeley who are still being treated in California have made “tremendous” progress, ac(...)

The remains of Olivia Burke arrive at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral of Berkeley balcony collapse victim Olivia Burke (21) was held in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Ms Burke’s remains arrived at the Our Lad(...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of  Eimear Walsh, one of the victim’s of the Berkeley balcony collapse, arrives at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, in Foxrock, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Eimear Walsh (21) were told that she was “beautiful person” and a “wonderful daughter and sister”. Her father (...)

Mourners for those who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse this week outside a Mass held   at UCD’s Belfield campus  on Friday  afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Silence is an eloquent requiem. It permeated the air around the church of UCD Belfield in south Dublin, as hundreds gathered on a gentle, sunny June d(...)

 Eimear Walsh (21), a third year medical student at UCD, who died in the Berkeley tragedy.

Eimear Walsh (21) was a third year medical student at UCD, as was Lorcan Miller, another of the students who died. She had attended Loreto College Fox(...)

Olivia Burke, an entrepreneurship and management student at IADT, who died in the Berkeley tragedy.

A former student of Loreto College Foxrock, Olivia Burke (21) had been due to begin her fourth year in college at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Desi(...)