A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. While colleges and universities spend abou(...)

Students at Waterford Institute of Technology. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It is the education issue that has largely flown under the radar. Just before the general-election campaign started, the Government rushed to make a (...)

 Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy (66) of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

As a young police officer, former Police Service of Northern Ireland assistant chief constable Alan McQuillan once engaged in a bizarre game of cross-(...)

Stephen Rochford’s Mayo tenure got off to a winning start on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht FBD League: Mayo 1-12 NUIG 1-10 Galway 2-9 Sligo 0-12 Roscommon 1-20 Sligo IT 0-10 Leitrim 3-16 GMIT 1-6 Mayo 1-12 NUIG 1-10 Mayo poppe(...)

Rufus Wainwright: ‘A lot of young male singer-songwriters were dying. I don’t know how I managed to dodge that bullet.’ Photograph: Brent N Clarke/FilmMagic

Every morning as a child, Rufus Wainwright would wake to the sound of his mother, Kate McGarrigle, playing the Goldberg Variations on the piano. “[(...)

Whatever your reason for going back to education, there’s a course to suit you: Project Futsal, winner of an Aontas Star Award

The Leaving Cert is easy enough to follow. Most teens do it, although some opt for Youthreach or the Leaving Cert Applied programme. Third-level or fu(...)

Gavin Duffy seen above ahead of last summer’s Connacht championship match in Dr Hyde Park has been dropped from Mayo’s  panel. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gavin Duffy has been dropped from the Mayo senior football panel despite not having played a second of competitive action since his much trumpeted (...)

Mary I had previously been awarded the fixture against IT Carlow having reported the ineligbility of one of IT Carlow’s players during their group stage defeat to them. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IT Carlow are back into the Fitzgibbon Cup in the latest twist in a Higher Education 2015 season saturated with player eligibility concerns, expulsion(...)

Ciarán O’Hanlon (right) is one of the three Queen’s University players deemed ineligible to play in the Sigerson Cup. Photograph: Inpho.

Controversy has broken out in the Sigerson Cup with the decision of the GAA’s third-level governing body, the Higher Education Authority (HEA), to ex(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor - UUJ take on DCU on Wednesday at 2pm in Jordanstown. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Cillian O’Connor has been looking in at DCU and the Sigerson Cup for a long time now, walking distance apart yet on the field the Mayo footballer’s fo(...)