Actor Amy Schumer arriving at Belvedere College in Dublin for a Q&A with Judd Apatow, who directed her in the film Trainwreck. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“Who’s on?” “Amy Schumer. ” “Never heard of her.” Schumer, the comedian, actor and writer, might not be a household name among Dublin taxi drivers, bu(...)

First-year students Conall Molloy, Cathal Smith, Sam Crawford and Tadhg Savage in the urban farm on Belvedere College rooftop. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Belvedere College is in one of the most urban locations in Ireland but that hasn’t stopped the boys’ school from starting a farm on its rooftop. The D(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Even after 40 years of friendship, the old man and his solicitor still greet each other with a hug – it’s a way of both expressing affection and check(...)

Clíodhna Heenan, from Terryglass, Co Tipperary, who won the Junior Violin (A) competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cheers and whoops of joy echoed through the auditorium at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge as the winner of the Turner Huggard Memorial C(...)

Ruadhan Byron of Belvedere is tackled by Conor Treacy of St Michael’s at Donnybrook. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Belvedere College 10 St Michael’s College 0 The game-breaking instincts of David Hawkshaw tore the heart out of St Michael’s to make Belvedere the fir(...)

 Belvedere’s James McKeown runs in one of his three tries against CBC Monkstown at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Belvedere College 42 CBC Monkstown 14Centre James McKeown was the highlight-reel hero with a hat-trick of tries as Belvedere completed the final four (...)

Gonzaga College’s Ross McKeever tackles Eoin Cleere of Belvedere College during the Leinster  Senior Cup first-round tie at Donnybrook. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Belvedere College 32 Gonzage College 5 A quick-fire 14-point salvo took Belvedere away from Gonzaga in this first-round tie at Donnybrook yest(...)

Belvedere College  players celebrate in front of their fans after beating Blackrock College to win the 2005 Leinster Schools Senior Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

“Belvedere fuelled by inner belief”, was the headline in The Irish Times on March 18th, 2005. They had plenty of that, and needed it to beat Blackrock(...)

Students watch a live Caesarean section in the Robert Adams Theatre, Beaumont Hospital via video link from the Rotunda Hospital, as part of the MiniMed School programme for transition years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“We’re putting a retractor in which is holding the bladder down out of the way. This is the uterus here.”Those were the words of Prof Fergal Malone, h(...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)