South African flanker Francois Louw believes emergence of such English talent as George Ford and Jonathan Joseph bodes well for Somerset club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Francois Louw, the Springbok flanker, sounds like a man who lives in the moment, his focus not on some other week or other place but very much this w(...)

The Supreme Court has made no costs orders after proceedings brought on behalf of John Stokes by his mother Mary Stokes (above) concerning the enrolment policy of CBS High School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins.

A Traveller boy and a secondary school must each pay their own legal costs of the boy’s unsuccessful appeal to the Supreme Court against the school’s (...)

Mary Stokes:   said her son John did not  meet the criterion of having a father or brother in the school, as he was the oldest in his family and his father had not attended the school. Following a lottery process, John was not admitted and instead went to another school. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal arising out of a secondary school’s refusal to enrol a teenage boy from the Traveller community. In proceed(...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

Mount Carmel hospital at Churchtown in Dublin 14 is to be sold at a steep discount following the failure of t(...)

Stanley Asher Siev, who has died aged 92, was a solicitor for almost 70 years and was involved in some of the State’s highest-profile cases. Ap(...)

Pupils from St. Molaga’s N.S., Balbriggan Co. Dublin, Caitlin Tiernan and Tomas Baxter  pull faces as part of their warm up at Feis Ceoil 2014. Photograph: PA 2:45

If you walk past the RDS today and listen carefully you will hear the faint sound of music; a staccato of scales and songs drifting over the ai(...)

Mikal O’Boyle outtside her fairytale thatched cottage with her husband Aidan, baby Isabella Maeve and her first book, Snake the Gypsy

The key to my success is this: I am a child in an adult’s body. When I was young, I used to camp out in my room in the smallest of towns in nor(...)

Members of Southall Shamrocks, a multi-racial GAA team from London, with their teachers outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday, where they took the 1916 tour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Dublin’s GPO yesterday evening it was a history lesson like few others for the group of London teenagers. “There wer(...)

The Most Rev Pat Storey, who was consecrated bishop on November 30th.

A silver cross left in a will for Ireland’s first woman bishop was presented to the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Rev Pat Storey, at Dublin’s (...)