The Headmaster’s house, Brooklawn House at the King’s Hospital, in Palmerstown.

The Garda and child and family agency Tusla are investigating an alleged incident at a major Dublin boarding school, following a claim that a 13-year(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, in 2013 said the church opposed abortion but acknowledged there were cases of “strict and undeniable medical necessity” where it should be an option. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Church of Ireland has questioned whether a referendum is an appropriate vehicle to deal with morally complex issues such as abortion. In a state(...)

The Church of Ireland has appointed a new child protection officer for the Republic. Photograph: Frank Miller

A new child protection officer for the Republic of Ireland has been appointed by the Church of Ireland. Gabriel Chrystal is originally from Sligo bu(...)

Director Roland Welke’s fluid staging gives every scene its own mood and look

Berlin is a city of ghosts and nowhere is the German capital more haunted than the Friedrichstrasse. Running north to south through Berlin’s historic(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a photo with young Tom Cox after the official opening of Temple Carrig School, Greystones. Also pictured is Alan Cox (L)  school principal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first voluntary Church of Ireland secondary school to be established since the foundation of the State has been officially opened by Taoiseach End(...)

Heartbreak in Mullingar: Niall Horan

When former One Directioner Niall Horan released his debut solo single last week, he joined the ranks of the dull, real and authentic guys (Drags for(...)

 James Brown, son James Brown II and wife Tommy Ray Brown,  at a  gala dinner at the Sheraton Hotel April 6th, 2006 in New York City. Photograph: Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images

In an age when everything happens live in front of our eyes, we think we know all there is to know about our cast of public figures. Social media and(...)

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has criticised France’s attitude to religion. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

France has been criticised by Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson for lacking an understanding of religion. “Perhaps it is becaus(...)

If you still, now in your mid 30s, want to see yourself as a young product of the digital age, complete with all the latest gadgets and cultural references, then it seems you might just about get away with it.

It’s confusing to be caught between two different identities, two different generations – but that’s exactly where I find myself, betwixt and between,(...)

Country musician Garth Brooks’s spokeswoman has said he has  no plans to play a concert at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh next year. Photograph: The Irish Times

American country musician Garth Brooks has no plans to play a concert at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh next year, a spokeswoman for the singer said on Thurs(...)