Paul O’Connell takes a lineout during Ireland’s win over England. The match clock appeared to stop accidentally after Ireland’s try. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Six Nations officials are investigating the possibility that more than two minutes of additional time was accidentally added into the second half of (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she did not think “it is fair on the students if we continue to prevaricate” on the issue of Junior Cert reform. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan remain deadlocked on the question of implementing junior cycle reform. While the possibili(...)

Niamh Cosgrave: “I was fighting, fighting, fighting because I knew if I went back down that corridor I wasn’t going to come out of it alive.” Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Chef-Boutonne is a small, picturesque town in southwest France with a population of just over 2,000 people. The sleepy nature of the locality attracte(...)

The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual festival of science and culture, is to run at various venues in the city between July 23rd and 26th. See festivalofcuriosity.ie for details.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is probably best known for its work in funding world-class research in third-level institutions and research centres (...)

Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee 2014: “The lads who sign up for this year’s festival will have the time of their lives. While there are responsibilities that come with the role, they will have great craic.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee, has put out a call to young men of Ireland interested in being a Rose escort for the festival from August 14th-18t(...)

Shared love of the Irish language: Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí with Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí is a broadcaster who presents his magazine show, ‘Rónán Beo@3’, on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. He began his career on RTÉ Irish (...)

Standout: Joe Brolly is a spiky guest on Ray D’Arcy’s show, forthright in his opinions about the GAA while starkly honest about donating a kidney to a friend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seasoned pro that he is, Ray D’Arcy knows that no matter how long you’ve been broadcasting, you still have room to improve. Even so, as he has been en(...)

An agreement has been reached between communications consultant Monica Leech and Independent Newspapers concerning the legal costs of two libel actions, the Supreme Court has heard. Photograph: Collins Court

An agreement has been reached between communications consultant Monica Leech and Independent Newspapers concerning the legal costs of two libel action(...)

Gerry Feeney  in undated photographs supplied by his family. Left, while on a trip abroad, and right, when  he was in the Army, which he joined at  age  18.

Gerry Feeney was known for his sharp intellect, generous nature and his love of living life to the fullest.The second eldest in a family of 10, the Du(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: the sight of him smirking and whispering to Frances Fitzgerald while the Opposition were asking serious questions deeply irritated them. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar’s rather dispassionate approach is driving the Opposition mad. Dr Leo often sounds like those GPs who, having listened to a patient’s com(...)