Labour TD Pat Rabbitte accused the national broadcaster of being “lopsided”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former communications minister Pat Rabbitte did not mince his words when describing RTÉ as a “recruitment sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin on (...)

A secret  memo has revealed that abolishing the Junior Certificate exam was considered more than six years ago, as a money-saving exercise.  Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A money-saving proposal to terminate free education at secondary level was considered by the Fianna Fáil-Green coalition just days before it agreed t(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin declined to say if he regretted supporting the motion to expel Des O’Malley. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has declined to say if he regrets supporting the motion to expel Dessie O’Malley from the party proposed by his pred(...)

Alex White: will stand in Dublin Rathdown

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said he may resign from his position and return to the Fine Gael backbenches before the next general election. Mr Barrett(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery: has won an astonishing total of 14 senior All-Ireland medals in Gaelic football and camogie. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was 2005, the second year of the Sportswomen of the Year awards, and the memory still raises a chuckle. Briege Corkery had won the double with Cork(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ball handling skills let him down during a nailbiting showdown in a local golf club. Photograph: Alan Betson

The two Michaels have been working very hard on our behalf in China this week. With a combined age of 144, the President and the Minister for F(...)

Sr Liz Smyth. Photographed in 2000.

It is my belief as a Dominican sister that it is important to support and encourage educational reform in Ireland that will equip our young people wit(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin called on Government to re-instate post-graduate students’ maintenance grants as she was conferred with an MA in American Studies from UCD’s Clinton Institute this afternoon.  . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin called on Government to re-instate post-graduate students’ maintenance grants as she was conferred with an M(...)

Firing enthusiasm: Shaun Holly, who teaches science at Kinsale Community School. Photograph: Dan Linehan 2:43

Shaun Holly doesn’t just teach science. He likes to bring a bit of razzmatazz to the subject. “I do a bit of chemistry magic – explosions and off-c(...)

A guard of honour at the funeral of former minister Joe Walsh in Clonakilty, Co Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former agriculture minister Joe Walsh (71) has been laid to rest amid tributes paid at his funeral at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Clon(...)