Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told the church’s newest appointees that being a priest “is not easy”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former barman was among two priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Dublin in a ceremony at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Wednesday. Chris Derwin (32) (...)

 Tim Pat Coogan and Adhamhnán Ó Súilleabháin, at the launch of the latter’s new book, Domhnall Ua Buachalla: Rebellious Nationalist, Reluctant Governor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new book reflecting on the life of nationalist and politician Domhnall Ua Buachalla has been launched by writer Tim Pat Coogan. The biography Domhna(...)

Showing their new app are, from left, Matthew Mc Cann, Donal Mc Clean (mentor), Jack Gallagher and KC Grant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frustrating trip to a hotel in London sparked the idea for an app developed by four students from NUI Maynooth, who are bringing their creation to a(...)

 Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White was greeted with silence as he entered a meeting of IMO members in Maynooth today, where he defended plans to give free GP care to children aged under-6,  and there was no applause when he concluded. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Government does not intend to introduce further cuts to the professional fees for general practitioners barring any unforeseen events, Mini(...)

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare: twenty new seminarians are to begin studying there for the Catholic priesthood. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

Twenty new seminarians are to begin studying for the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this year. At the end of September three o(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has signed the first contract relating to construction work on the €368 million Luas extension. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times.

Construction work on the extension of Dublin’s Luas system, which will see the Green and Red lines linked for the first time, is to begin next (...)