Paul Rowe of Educate Together: says there  have been unexpected hold-ups due to “real estate” problems, including that many schools earmarked for transfer were owned by religious trusts or foundations

Plans to divest primary schools from the Catholic Church to other patrons are being hindered by unexpected legal complications, including an absence (...)

Colm McFadden celebrates scoring Donegal’s  third goal in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The smart boys won. Smirking away down the back of the class, homework done to the last full stop. Donegal, the biggest underdogs in an All-Ireland(...)

The 2010 All-Ireland under-21 final marked the beginning of a period of revolution and incredibly bold thinking in Gaelic football. Photograph: Inpho

It seems like longer than four years ago. On a balmy May evening in Cavan town, Donegal man-child Michael Murphy crashed a ferocious penalty kick agai(...)

Will Dublin progress to a first TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final since 2010 or can Galway end a nine-year wait?That question (...)

Donegal manager  Jim McGuinness: ready to pit his wits against Jim Gavin and the reigning All-Ireland champions. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That match three years ago is now a scary but merry memory for Dublin – like the time we ran out of petrol in Transylvania – given all the good thing(...)

Paul Farrelly of Drummully Boxty at his kitchen near Killeshandra,  Co Cavan. Photograph: Barry Cronin. 2:44

The origins of boxty are in dispute. Some say the word is an English corruption of the Irish arán bocht tí (bread of the poor house); others say it co(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness: “We’ll need to be on our toes from the first minute against Dublin. We’ll need to implement our own game plan from the very first minute.”

Maybe 2011 still matters. Jim McGuinness seems to be employing the same philosophy; the attempted shaping of a sport that leaves itself open to manip(...)

Sinéad Burke of Galway in action against Gráinne McNally of Monaghan at  St Brendan’s Park, Birr. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Galway 0-17 Monaghan 0-14 Dublin 2-12 Kerry 1-10 Galway joined Dublin in the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football semi-finals after they ed(...)

Luke Maguire (20) who has commuted from Drogheda, Co Louth, to Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology: Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:16

The national increase in rental prices is leading to a resurgence of the “digs” culture as students rush to find affordable housing before term beg(...)

Monaghan’s Colin Walshe has sustained a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Monaghan’s Colin Walshe will spend the next six to nine months on the sidelines thanks to a cruciate ligament injury.The defender sustained the injur(...)