International athletics athlete Thomas Barr with students from Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So little time and so many teachers to talk to is a common complaint about teacher-parent meetings at secondary schools. But teachers of one subject a(...)

Robert Del Naja, singer of British band Massive Attack,  has not confirmed the recent allegations. Photograph: Sandro Cmpardo/EPA

There is speculation that UK DJ Goldie may have revealed the true identity of street artist Banksy during an interview on Tuesday. Speaking about Ban(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield on his way to an unbeaten 56  in the seven-wicket victory over Namibia at the ICC  World Twenty20 Qualifier at Stormont in  Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland made a confident start to the defence of their World Twenty20 qualifier crown as they saw off the challenge of Namibia with a seven-wicket (...)

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, (right), and the party’s candidate for Rhondda, Shelley Rees-Owen,  after casting their votes on Thursday. The party failed to make a breakthrough, staying on three seats. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Conservative Party has had its best election result in Wales in more than 30 years - while Welsh nationalists failed to make a breakthrough. The T(...)

Rory McIlroy at the press conference on Fota Island, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sun shining, temperatures hitting 25 degrees, Fota Island looking as manicured and magnificent as Augusta and just when you think it couldn’t possibly(...)

Jockey Damien Oliver, celebrates on race favourite Fiorente celebrates after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters.

The Willie Mullins trained Simenon finished fourth in the Melbourne Cup behind Fiorente. Red Cadeaux was runner-up once again in Australia’s premie(...)