The trial of three men accused of the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly is ongoing at the Special Criminal Court. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

The Special Criminal Court has in “an unprecedented situation” ordered that two counsel be assigned to the chief prosecution witness during his cross (...)

Principal Sylvia Hick outside St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School, Dublin, which is to abandon fees. Photograph: Eric Luke

The 450-year-old St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School in Dublin has become the latest Church of Ireland school to scrap fees and join the free educat(...)

The pageantry of the  the opening ceremony.

On a sultry June evening just over a decade ago, the Special Olympics “flame of hope” was extinguished at a closing ceremony in Croke Park.But the spi(...)

Leinster tighthead prop Jamie Hagan has joined London Irish on a three-year deal. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

London Irish have signed Leinster tighthead prop Jamie Hagan on a three-year deal. The 25-year-old former Gormanston College pupil came t(...)