Drumcondra

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Laurence Baker and Kristen Flanagan at their home in Roebuck Castle, Clonskeagh Dublin, with their dogs George and Stanley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A townhouse in Clonskeagh, Dublin, was the first house newlyweds Kristen Flanagan and Laurence Baker ever bid on and three weeks later the keys were t(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, who is to step down as  Aer Lingus  chief executive at the end of the month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Stephen Kavanagh was anymore down to earth he’d be subterranean. The Dubliner is as unassuming as they come, particularly among the officer ranks (...)

John Cradden at the Deaf Village Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I was up in our attic space at home a few weeks ago when I stumbled on a box of old press clippings from my long and, eh, distinguished journalistic c(...)

The DIT building on Cathal Brugha Street has been sold for about €24m. Photograph:  Dave Meehan

The long-running campaign to sell off the Dublin Institute of Technology catering college buildings just off Dublin’s O’Connell Street has finally bee(...)

A review of teacher education reforms commissioned by the Higher Education Authority notes that primary teaching applicants were drawn from the top 12.5 per cent of Leaving Cert students in 2011. Photograph: iStock

The academic calibre of trainee teachers has dipped at a time of controversy over two-tier pay rates and falling numbers of applications to the profes(...)

Irene Edwards: “We don’t talk politics in the shop.” Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

In Holyhead, even Santa voted to leave the European Union. Santa’s other name is Richard Burnell. He’s 78 with a long white beard and he formerly work(...)

Irish-medium schools account for 4.5 per cent of primary schools in the State, though research by the ESRI indicates the level of demand is about 23 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The main management body for Irish-speaking schools is considering legal action against the Department of Education on the basis that parents are bein(...)

With 90 per cent of primary schools under Catholic control, many teachers are obliged to teach faith. Photograph: iStock

Teaching an eight year old they were a sinner was not something I thought I’d signed up for when becoming a teacher. But, as it turns out, it’s necess(...)

A file image shows bullet holes in the windscreen of the vehicle Paul Kavanagh was driving when fatally shot on Church Avenue in Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on March 26th, 2015. Photograph: Collins.

A man who was fatally shot on a residential road in Dublin three years ago had left the house after being asked by his partner to park a car for her, (...)

The Growing Up in Ireland study is the biggest and most complex social science project ever to be undertaken in this country and provides thousands of insights into the lives of children. Photograph: iStock

A quarter of our three-year-olds are overweight or obese; 50 per cent of Irish-born mothers don’t even start to breastfeed their babies; 16 per cent o(...)

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