Former priest Henry Moloney (77) was sentenced to four years for abusing a  boy at Rockwell College, Co Tipperary in the 1980s. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A former priest and music teacher who told the Pope in a letter last year he had a history of “abusing young boys” has been given a four-year prison t(...)

Henry Moloney (77) was found guilty on Tuesday  of seven counts of indecent assault all of which took place within one school year in the 1980s.

A former priest who wrote to the Pope asking to be laicised because of his history of “abusing young boys” has been found guilty of indecently assault(...)

Mary and John O’Farrell, with customer Con Donovan, looking over photographs of former US president Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ballyporeen. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

John O’Farrell, who has died aged 76, was a Co Tipperary publican who famously hosted former US president Ronald Reagan during his visit to Ireland mo(...)

Rockwell’s Lee Molloy is tackled by Glenstal’s George O’Hara during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rockwell College 22 Glenstal Abbey 3 Two second-half tries, one early and the other near the end, gave Rockwell a deserved place in the Munster Schoo(...)

Crescent College vs CBC - Crescent’s Dylan Sheehan and Michael Clune of CBC. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Forward dominance sent Crescent on their way in what they hope will end with a history making three in a row Munster senior cup wins as they beat CBC (...)

Denis Leamy is enjoying coaching the Rockwell forwards something he didn’t see himself doing 10 years ago. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The ball had barely left Conor Quaid’s boot when he felt the force of a tackle that left him floored and bloodied but, by the time the final whistle f(...)

Fr John Geary, who died on New Year’s Eve in Ontario aged 83, was one of the brightest seminarians of his year. Fellow student priests at Kimmage Mano(...)

JJ Hanrahan will play his rugby next season with English Premiership champions Northampton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s something that sticks in the craw about JJ Hanrahan leaving Munster for Northampton and the English Premiership. It’s not just that he’s a tru(...)

Ronnie Conlon campaigning for accessibility in Galway City. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Time was when the job of a young garda might involve sourcing fuel to heat the local station in winter. Ronnie Conlon was one such willing recruit, ba(...)

Irish clerical child abuse survivor Mark Vincent Healy (54) told Pope Francis (above) of his concerns about rates of self-harm and suicide among survivors during a meeting in the Vatican today.  Photograph: Nicola Lanese/EPA.

The second Irish clerical child abuse survivor to meet Pope Francis this morning was Dubliner Mark Vincent Healy (54). The meeting lasted for approxim(...)