Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)

In a word

One had hardly turned one’s back (I was on leave) when the Vicar of Skeagh (Rtd) launched a tsunami of syllables at a defenceless (...)

“Tiger mother” Amy Chua, co-author with husband  Jed Rubenfeld of combustible new book ‘The Triple Package’. Photograph: Bloomsbury

Ten days ago my husband went to a reunion at Eton College for the leavers of 1974. About 150 men crowded into the 15th-century chapel to belt out a qu(...)

Taxidermy, by Alexis Turner
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  • July 27, 2013, 00:00

Taxidermy is Alexis Turner’s beautifully designed homage to the long- established, curious and flamboyant art of skinning and stuffing dead creatures.(...)

Two of the six paintings that were  stolen from the St Peter and Paul’s Church, in Kiltullagh, Athenry, Co Galway last month.

Gardaí in Co Galway have issued a fresh appeal for information concerning the theft of specially commissioned church art by Dublin-born painter and gl(...)

Fr Martin McNamara with two of Evie Hone’s paintings of the  stations of the cross in Ss Peter and Paul church in Kiltullagh, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Gardaí in east Galway are investigating the theft of six valuable oil paintings by renowned artist Evie Hone from a church near Loughrea.The six stati(...)