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(...)

Shay Casey was a  lover of the outdoors and of travelling, and as someone who was generous with his time to others, his brother told mourners in Cork today.

The brother of an Irish climber who lost his life in an Italian avalanche last week told mourners at his funeral this morning that his brother lived(...)

Fr Joseph Dargan SJ, who has died aged 81, held many positions of responsibility in the Society of Jesus in Ireland, most notably that of provincial, (...)

Noel Reid  could nail down the Leinster number 12 jersey next season. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

BRITISH AND IRISH CUP FINAL Leinster A v Leeds Carnegie Donnybrook, 7pm, Live Setanta Ireland Considering Leinster need several of their A team to mak(...)

In pensive mood: Michael Smurfit, from his autobiography A Life Worth Living

Two months after Michael Smurfit was born, on August 7th, 1936, his father John Jefferson Smurfit set up shop as a tailor. Born a Protes(...)

In a normal year clearing the pathway for Clongowes Wood to equal Blackrock in the modern role of honour woul(...)

Clongowes Wood College in  Clane, Co Kildare: It is understood  the college told the investigation it had been unwittingly caught up in the issue and did not believe it had done anything wrong.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Clongowes Wood College has confirmed that its farm is involved in a Department of Agriculture investigation into possib(...)

Scott Flood-Wiley leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Two Clongowes Wood schools rugby players who were involved in a mass brawl which left a youth with a broken leg have avoided a jail term.Scott Flood W(...)

 Scott Flood-Wiley (21), of Adelaide Street, Dún Laoghaire, leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today after pleading guilty to affray on Lower Rathmines Road on March 20th, 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

Two rugby players from a prestigious private school got involved in a fight which left a youth with a broken leg.Scott Flood-Wiley (21) and Evan Lewi(...)

 Former lifeguard and windsurferJack Kavanagh was paralysed from the chest down after a swimming accident  in 2012, and is back in Trinity College Dublin, where he is studying pharmacy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Charity match: Leinster Jesuit Schools v Leinster Spiritans (Holy Ghost) Schools, Donnybrook, March 20th, 6.30pm Jack Kavanagh is a 21-year-ol(...)