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Nicole Dickerson, a sixth-year boarding student at St Columba’s in Dublin. “There is a great support system here because we are surrounded by friends,” she says. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Not so long ago, things were looking bleak for boarding schools: student numbers were falling, Government funding for private education was being cut (...)

Say cheese! No, don’t: Ruby Harris Pope follows the rules for a baby’s passport photograph: No sleeping, smiling or sobbing. And definitely no drooling.

“Oh you’ve left it awful late,” strangers in the park say when I tell them I’m getting ready to apply for my four-month-old girl’s first passport ahea(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced. Kate, the wife of Britain’s prince Willia(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

An Bord Pleanála overturned the council’s ruling on the grounds the proposed hostel would “contribute positively to the animation of the area and will provide an active use in itself”.

A firm trading as Abbey Limited has secured planning for a nine-storey, 560-bed tourism hostel on Abbey Street in Dublin. The development will see th(...)

Anja Bakker hopes to get to meet Pope Francis and set out her views on how women are treated around the world.

Hannibal did it over 2,000 years ago with an army and elephants but now an adopted Irish woman is about to cross the Alps and march to Rome with a har(...)

Former Whitehouse communications director  Anthony Scaramucci holding a press conference in July 2017. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville is leading the line up on this week’s show. The Bafta, Gold(...)

A St Patrick’s Day parade making its way  down  O’Connell Street, Dublin

Festival frenzy With more than 30 events taking place, this year’s St Patrick’s festivities have something for everyone. The “big” parade kicks off (...)

Bedroom details from Hunter’s Yard, Kilkenny.

If you haven’t stayed in a hotel lately, you are in for a big surprise. All over Ireland hotels are refurbishing and renovating after 10 languid years(...)

Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly at her Dublin fashion house in 1965. The key to entertaining was “staff”, she said. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend once gave me a pocket mirror with a vintage photograph of people wearing party hats, and the words “She was a hostess with the mostess” on it(...)

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