Cousins Emma (13) and Jordan (12) Pim at the Quaker memorial in Wyse Park, Waterford city, a former Quaker burial ground. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The contribution of the Quakers to life in Waterford is to be remembered this weekend with the unveiling of a memorial at the site of the first Quaker(...)

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(...)

Flood defence barrier on Waterford Quay. Photograph: Patrick Browne

My first 18 years were spent living on John’s Hill in Waterford. In winter, my world revolved around an area that extended roughly five minutes(...)

It’s a hazy day in the sunny southeast, and I’m in the gardens of Holmacre, looking over the river Suir, as the sounds of a nearby funfair drift by on(...)