From left: Jonathan Corrie’s former partner Catherine McNeill, their daughter Natasha and their son Nathan speaking during an interview on RTÉ television on Thursday night. Photograph: Courtesy RTÉ 0:24

Jonathan Corrie’s adoptive parents bought him two houses in succession but he sold both, the retired Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin Very Rev(...)

Jonathan Corrie, who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager in Kilkenny 2:21

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager(...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

Ireland’s men’s team: Winning on an international stage, as the men’s cricket team and women’s rugby team recently showed, takes a sport a long, long way. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite the heated tempers around the country over the proposed Irish Hockey League, there has been some good to come out of the recent debate and (...)

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(...)

Founded in 1798, Newtown School is the only secondary school in the Republic run by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), although Drogheda Grammar School is run under a Quaker ethos, along with primary schools in Waterford and Rathgar, Dublin.

One of the country’s oldest secondary schools, Newtown School in Waterford, has become the latest minority faith school to enter the Free Education sc(...)

Robin Copeland: “Winning never happens in a straight line. Your goals never happen in a straight line. It is always up and down.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For some it would be a journey’s end. To Robin Copeland it’s a new beginning and when he lines out for Munster next season, a coming home of sorts. S(...)

Cardiff’s Robin Copeland takes on Exeter’s Ceri Sweeney and Jack Yeandle during the Heineken Cup, Pool Two match at Cardiff Arms Park last weekend.

Robin Copeland is something of a rugby troubadour, a journey that has taken him from the minis at Gorey RFC to Kilkenny College, stopping off at St Ma(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)

Peter Lydon playing for Kilkenny College during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final in 2010. The outhalf was invited for a trial at Stade Francais in  Paris last season. Photograph: Inpho

Peter Lydon embarked on a road less travelled, one where ambition and circumstance colluded to provide an opportunity to pursue a career as a professi(...)