Hard to swallow: The  Green Party school dinner policy is launched at Kevin Thornton’s restaurant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a glance, the Green Party idea that every student in the State should get at least one hot meal during the school day, as part of a campaign aimed (...)

A view of cliffs on Inis Meáin, one of the Aran Islands. Photograph: Getty Images

Inis Meáin’s primary school has been saved from imminent closure but it has taken the intervention of an insurance company to secure the necessary fun(...)

Letters which it is claimed were written by  convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdrawn from sale on eBay.

Handwritten letters purportedly from convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdraw(...)

Do falling oil prices mean cheaper petrol: Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Oil prices have taken a hammering this week? Not only this week, oil prices have taken a hammering for months now but as the great fall of China gathe(...)

Louis Copeland gets the measure of Conor Pope’s suits. Photographs: Dave Meehan 4:23

I wear the fact that I never have to wear a suit outside of weddings, funerals and the occasional job interview as a badge of professional pride. T(...)

The survey found 37 per cent of respondents were less physically active than they were five years ago. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Irish people display “an alarming lack of knowledge” about the benefit of exercise and appear to know very little about the critical factors which can(...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)

If you were born in October or November today might be as good a day as any to start paying extra special care when getting behind the steering wheel.(...)

Aidan O’Brien is joined on the gallops by Conor Pope  for morning exercise. Photograph: Ni Riain Photography

When I tell horsey people I’m off to Ballydoyle and Coolmore to “work” under Aidan O’Brien they look at me with jealous eyes, as if securing an ext(...)

Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragons’ Den’ said he is  “always surprised by the level of understanding of business primary school children in particular can display”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week Ibec called for teachers to be trained in “entrepreneurial thinking” with a view to introducing courses at primary and secondary schools in (...)