Katherine Boyle claims she forgot she left her mobile phone in her bra strap before going through Mountjoy Prison’s screening process. She has been unable to work in the prison service since her clearance was revoked. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A teacher has sued alleging her career in the prison services was “destroyed” after a mobile phone was detected in her bra strap when passing through (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has acknowledged the Government “got it wrong” with the introduction of a centralised system to administer third-l(...)

Paddy Donegan, second from left, in 1963 with, from left,  Michael Mullen TD, Dermot Doolan, secretary, Irish Actors’ Equity, and the Abbey actor Vincent Dowling. Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Paddy Donegan, who has died aged 92, was a formidable driver of major educational change in the second half of the 20th century. Appointed as a(...)