The Department of Education: There are no strict guidelines for managing external speakers in schools but best practice decrees parents would be informed in advance

Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Dublin, is accustomed to grabbing headlines for topping school league tables, and picking up awards in science and GAA. I(...)

Abbey Theatre: recorded a profit this year after cutting production costs. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Abbey Theatre last year swung back into profit after cutting costs by €2 million, new figures show. The theatre recorded a profit last year of €71(...)

The Abbey Theatre circa 1930. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Last Saturday, this newspaper published one of the more extraordinary articles about the Abbey Theatre, or indeed any theatre, that I have ever read. (...)