Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said parents have the right to decide whether or not their children attend religious education classes. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The board of management at a Limerick secondary school has agreed to allow a first year student opt out of a religious education course. The board of (...)

Journalist Paul Drury, who has died aged 57, appeared to be destined to edit Ireland’s largest daily newspaper. But when his mentor, Irish Independent(...)

Paul Drury, the former editor of the Evening Herald, has died at the age of 57 after a short illness. File  photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Paul Drury, the former editor of the Evening Herald, has died at the age of 57 after a short illness. Mr Drury was editor of the Evening Herald from 1(...)

RONAN McGREEVY After a year's hiatus from the airwaves, impressionist Oliver Callan brings his new show to RTÉ Radio One tomorrow eveni(...)