Pat Geraghty: Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is with great sadness that Irish rugby has learnt of the passing of Pat Geraghty after illness. For more than two decades, Geraghty was a constant (...)

Fr Willie Doyle: was often to be found beyond the front line comforting those who they faced death or dragging them to safety if they could be saved

“If one of two has to suffer, why shouldn’t you be the one?” Hard words perhaps. But surely our families and our communities would be transformed if e(...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

Fr Alan McGuckian: will be ordained as bishop on August 6th

Ireland’s first ever Jesuit bishop, Fr Alan McGuckian (64), will be ordained Bishop of Raphoe at the Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba in Letterke(...)

The late Fr John Sullivan: at age 35 he converted to Catholicism, and was ordained a Jesuit priest 11 years later

The late Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan, who was raised Protestant, is to be declared “blessed” at a ceremony which will be attended by both the Churc(...)

The new private school will be based in a converted office block formerly used by Microsoft in   Leopardstown. Photograph: Carl O’Brien

There is something attractive about other people’s educations compared to our own: American high schools, Hogwarts, Malory Towers – anything other tha(...)

Belvedere’s Max Kearney is tackled by Tom Monaghan and Matthew Martin of Clongowes during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Belvedere College 17 Clongowes Wood College 12  It might look like a captivating end game but really Belvedere’s power forwards coasted back int(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy: April 1st, 1944-December 5th, 2016
Obituary: Declan Burke-Kennedy
  • People
  • December 24, 2016, 06:00

Declan Burke-Kennedy, theatre co-founder, dramatist and journalist, has died aged 72. A man of considerable charm and geniality; an independent spi(...)

Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio, from the Jesuit collection known as “the O’Brien Library”, which will go under the hammer in a major auction at Sotheby’s next June. Photograph from Sotheby’s

The Jesuit Order in Ireland is to dispose of its internationally important collection of rare books and mediaeval manuscripts valued at more than €2 m(...)

 Leaving Cert students at Marian College in Sandymount tackling the English exam three years ago.  Where you live influences your chances of going to third-level college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Young people who live in more affluent parts of the city and county – predominantly south Dublin and certain parts of north Dublin such as Clontarf, H(...)