Gordon D’Arcy celebrates a try against Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. “It was  as seamless a performance as Leinster have ever produced.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby has changed but Leinster versus Munster has a permanency to it. Even considering all that’s happened in recent seasons, it should still be the g(...)

Aaron Crowley at the Wesley College Dublin Interschools Music Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I am at the Interschools Music Festival at Wesley College Dublin, and students with instruments and music sheets are brimful of nervous energy, ready(...)

The award-winning writer Aidan Higgins, who has died aged 88, has been variously praised for the experimental nature of his work and for being both a(...)

Author Aidan Higgins: his novel Langrishe Go Down (1966), about four spinster sisters living in a decaying Big House at Celbridge, has been described as “a great modern Irish classic”.

The writer Aidan Higgins has died aged 88. A member of Aosdána, he had lived in Kinsale, Co Cork since 1986. Born in Celbridge, Co Kildare, in March(...)

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(...)

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ: ‘the way you keep your promises changes through life.’

Michael Paul Gallagher, who has died aged 76, was an eminent Jesuit theologian, lecturer and writer. He was one of the most seminal thinkers in Irish(...)

Mr Carroll was one of 14 farmer non-executive directors of Glanbia Plc. The company announced his departure in a note to the Irish Stock Exchange last week

Glanbia has declined to comment on the departure of Bill Carroll from its board of directors. Mr Carroll had been at the centre of a Department of Agr(...)

Well-known Jesuit priest Fr Michael Paul Gallagher has died. From Collooney Co Sligo he had been ill for some time. His death took place on Friday at (...)

The 16 acres on the edge of Clane, Co Kildare is  close to the prestigious Clongowes Wood College

A landbank of more than 16 acres on the edge of Clane, Co Kildare is for sale through joint agents Savills and REA Coonan for €2.25 million. The prope(...)

The figures were published on the Department of Agriculture’s website agriculture.gov.ie on Saturday morning to comply with an EU regulation giving information on payments in EU-funded schemes. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools, stud farms and meat processors were among the recipients of the EU single farm payment scheme last year, according to figures published by th(...)