Cairn said the six Dublin sites acquired amount to 164.5 acres of land. Image: Thinkstock

Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes has paid €105.6 million for Argentum Property, which holds six development sites in Dublin. Argentum’s assets include(...)

The former Marianella seminary at Orwell Road in Rathgar, Dublin 6

Cairn Homes is to pay close to €100 million for six key housing sites in the greater Dublin area to accommodate over 1,400 houses. The sites are bei(...)

‘Sing Street’ – charming and funny

I went to see Sing Street the other night and, like most of the reviewers, thought it charming and funny. But I also found myself wondering afterwards(...)

The former Christian Brothers industrial school at Letterfrack, Co Galway, where Peter Tyrrell was taken in 1924. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Is it bad manners, in this week of commemoration, to think about a kid born in Ireland in 1916, a real child of the nation? I can’t help thinking of o(...)

Joe joined the Christian Brothers in 1981 and lived in St Helen’s in Dublin – then a monastery – until he left the congregation in 1987. “I was ver(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: has strongly criticised the scope of the  compensation scheme, saying  the small number of cases processed so far was a sign of the State’s narrow interpretation of the law. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Just six of out more than 350 cases of alleged sexual abuse in schools have been settled by the State under a State compensation scheme. The scheme w(...)

The State has asked the High Court to strike out a decision permitting it to be sued by three alleged sexual abuse victims following a European court ruling in the landmark case of Louise O’Keeffe (above). File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

The State has asked the High Court to strike out a decision permitting it to be sued, along with the Christian Brothers, by three alleged sexual abuse(...)

Coláiste Mhuire: today the school is much changed and more progressive. It is co-educational and has moved out of the city centre.

As the countdown to the 1916 centenary celebrations gathers pace, I am reminded of the 50th anniversary celebrations in 1966 when I was a schoolboy ag(...)

Former president Mary McAleese. Photograph: Frank Miller

One hundred years ago the republican movement and the Irish language movement were closely linked in the minds and hearts and lives of many Irish peop(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I think some of the, what I would call, educational establishment in the Catholic Church are dragging their feet.’   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At DCU in September 2006 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “the fostering of plurality of educational patronage is something desirable and welcome in Ir(...)