John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

Collectable philosophers: cards for the thinking classroom. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia

If philosophy had been on the curriculum 30 years ago, would we be in the same mess we’re in today? It’s a tantalising thought and the very sort of “w(...)

New team: Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Denis O’Brien is a well-known philanthropist, and this week he saved John Delaney’s bacon. The chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (...)