“I fancy if Gilroy was Argentinian or Australian he would likely be a star with 30-plus caps.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Following on from the past two weeks, a thought has struck me. In London I watched the third-place playoff in the Sydney Arms where a passionate Ir(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

Canon Robert Reed, precentor, conducting choir rehearsal at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Canon Robert C (Bob) Reed, who has died aged 68, was a teacher in Wesley College, Dublin, for 42 years, during most of which time he was housemaster. (...)

The men, all friends from Wesley College in Ballinteer, worked for a year to save money to buy the 2006 Honda CRV which they will now leave behind as a community vehicle in Mongolia. Photograph: 46A to Mongolia Facebook page

Five men, 20 countries, three deserts, two seas - “one crazy idea”. Whether it’s staying in Soviet-era hotels, bribing border guards with cigarettes o(...)

Dannii Curtis of UCD Students’ Union: ‘Digs are becoming popular again’

The student housing crisis: it’s always a news mainstay at this time of year. But these days it’s becoming harder for anyone to find a home, as stu(...)

Isaac Herzog at a campaign rally in a market in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod  on March 3rd. The Labor Party leader, who is seeking to becom prime minister of Israel after next week’s general election, has strong Irish connections. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

In Isaac Herzog’s stump speech, honed over long weeks and months on the campaign trail, there invariably comes a point where he must acknowledge his b(...)

James Gallagher (28), of Cushlawn Park, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft at Weir’s Jewellers, Dundrum Shopping Centre (above),  and dangerous driving and driving without insurance on the M50 on September 25th, 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Rolex watch worth over €26,000 which was taken by a thief and supposedly thrown out of a car window in south Dublin has yet to be recovered, a court(...)

Moate Community School students celebrate their win, which earned them prize money of £4,000 (€5,000). Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Moate Community School in Co Westmeath has won the 2014 All Island School Choir Competition. The televised contest, organised by the all-island peace(...)

‘Dr Donald Caird’s  first curacy in east Belfast in the 1950s brought him face to face with the working-class community of the shipyards.’  Photograph: Jack McManus

If “the child is the father of the man” we may trace influences in Donald Caird’s career to his schooldays in Wesley College in the 1940s. Following a(...)

Pupils from St. Molaga’s N.S., Balbriggan Co. Dublin, Caitlin Tiernan and Tomas Baxter  pull faces as part of their warm up at Feis Ceoil 2014. Photograph: PA

If you walk past the RDS today and listen carefully you will hear the faint sound of music; a staccato of scales and songs drifting over the ai(...)