Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

Yvonne Long (30), originally from Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co Limerick, was travelling to Krakow airport with her Danish husband Soren Buchtrup and their two children when the tragedy occurred.

The husband of an Irish woman killed with her two-year-old daughter in a car crash in Poland has written a poignant tribute to the “two most important(...)

Educate Together: 5th-class students at Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Co Dublin. The country’s first Educate Together secondary school opened yesterday in Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s first Educate Together secondary school has opened its doors to the public. Some 65 first year pupils started yesterday in Ballymakenny Coll(...)

Rita Ora on Top of the Pops Christmas show in 2012

Two iconic TV programmes are celebrating their 50th anniversary, but only one – Doctor Who – got the full red carpet treatment. The other, Top of the (...)

The latest CSO figures have shown an increase in the cost of education. Parents will not be surprised at Friday’s Consumer Price Index, which charts p(...)

Suzanne Doyle happy for her twin sons, Nathan (left) and Jordan, who received their Leaving Cert results from St John’s College, Ballyfermot. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are winners and losers in exams as there are in life, but there appeared to be precious few losers from yesterday’s Leaving Certificate results.(...)