St. Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper  Brendan Clarke with Seán Gannon of Dundalk. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Football was supposed be the last thing on his mind when St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke settled down for a quiet night in with his(...)

Melanie McCarthy McNamara’s godmother, Jennifer Roche, gave an emotional victim impact statement on behalf of the late teenager’s family. Melanie’s parents, Stephen McCarthy and Melissa McNamara, were not in court.

Teenager Daniel McDonnell has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy McNamara.Ms McCarthy(...)

President Barack Obama  with Janet Yellen at the White House in Washington last week. Photograph: The New York Times

In her speech accepting the chairmanship of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen stated that her main priority would be implementing monetary policy i(...)

Sitting the Leaving Cert: if the expected question does not come up, distraught mothers are liable to phone up Joe Duffy. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The news that the bonus points awarded for higher-level maths in the Leaving Certificate has resulted in a large increase in those taking the subject (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has justified the initiative to remove some primary schools from the patronage of the Catholic Church on th(...)