Tom Connolly: “There is a heightened sense of care, warmth and genuine interest in the customer here that I believe Europe could learn a lot from.”

Tom Connolly’s international career began on Westmoreland Street in Dublin in the spring of 1995, when the graduate trainee at the Burlington Hotel pi(...)

Blackrock’s Conor Kelly scores a try against Castleknock. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Blackrock College 53 Castleknock College 8 Peter Smyth’s wonder kids lived up to their billing as the headline act of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup(...)

Alec O’Brian, a 16-year-old fifth year student at Castleknock College, developed a self-guiding robot that uses computer vision to move without human control through the environment. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin student has built technology that provides a form of machine vision and could serve as the control mechanism for self-driving cars. Alec O’B(...)

Conor Gallagher, who got nine A1s in the Leaving Cert, with classmates at St Michael’s College, Ballsbridge, which is sixth in table. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fee-paying schools continue to dominate the tables showing how many students progressed to high-points courses in college. What we have designated a(...)

Mia Colleran and Shona Ní Aodhagain celebrate getting their Leaving Cert results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gaelscoileanna and fee-paying schools dominate school rankings with the highest number of students graduating to third-level education, Irish Times fi(...)

A development in suburban Dublin is being regenerated after the original developers went into receivership following the recession. The origina(...)

King’s Hospital’s Rolus Olusa is tackled by Marc Boucher of Castleknock during the Vinnie Murray Cup final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

King’s Hospital 20, Castleknock College 15: Paul McCullagh’s ten points drove King’s Hospital to their second Vinnie Murray Senior Cup final victory a(...)

 Terenure’s Luke Murnaghan tries to fend off Castleknock’s Sean Mansfield at Donnybrook. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Terenure 10 Casteknock 6 It took centre Adam La Grue’s penalty to put this to bed as Terenure came through a cracking quarter-final at Donnybrook. In(...)

Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden at Griffith College. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Athletes retire early. Just as most people are making strides in their career – around their mid-30s – professional sports players are winding down(...)

Pat Campbell, who has died aged 87, was an architect and a former member of the board of the National Concert Hall. However, it was through his(...)