Prof Owen Smith: the best part is treating patients with the primary intention of curing them.

As a consultant paediatric haematologist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, the majority of my time is taken up with diagnosing and treating (...)

Belvedere celebrate their Leinster Schools Cup victory at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea 7 It takes a special team to lose two finals yet return to beat Terenure, Blackrock, St Michael’s an(...)

Think in: the President meets pupils from Glenamaddy and St Brendan’s schools at the Green-Schools Expo. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

If the students exhibiting their projects at Ireland’s first environmental exhibition for schools were the world leaders of today, we might be farthe(...)

Chief Justice of Ireland Susan Denham during a sitting to commemorate the late Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman at the Supreme Court, Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins

A chair was left empty at a special sitting of the Supreme Court yesterday in memory of Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman (64), who died suddenly at his Dub(...)

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman has died, the Courts Service has confirmed. Chief Justice Susan Denham said she “received the ne(...)

The junior boys go through their paces at the All-Ireland Schools and Irish Universities Cross Country Championships at the Sligo Showgrounds. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile.

If we have a fitter, leaner, stronger schoolboy athlete than Kevin Mulcaire right now then he’s hiding out somewhere. No one could touch Mulcaire at S(...)

Belvedere’s James McKeown breakes past Ryan Baird of St Michael’s on his way to scoring the first try of the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at  Donnybrook. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College 36 St Michael’s College 22 There was something of a sense of déjà vu by the final whistle as Belvedere sealed their fate to meet Ci(...)

Belvedere College progressed to the last four of the Leinster Senior Cup on Monday. Photograph: Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Belvedere College 35 Blackrock College 29 It took a replay to separate these two in what’s been an all-time classic Leinster Schools Senior Cup quar(...)

Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

Terry Wogan, who has died at the age of 77, was an Irishman who became one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters. His genial, self-deprecating manner(...)

Belvedere College meet favourites Blackrock College in this year’s quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Holders Roscrea have avoided some of the bigger guns to draw Gonzaga in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at the draw in B(...)