Goatstown

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Patrons control the ethos and philosophy of a school, appoint the chair of the board of management and approve the membership of the board. Photograph: iStock

Over the next 10 years, the Government will spend an eye-watering €8 billion on new school buildings. It will then hand over the keys – and control – (...)

A satellite view of a 9.5 acre site in Goatstown that was  formerly an Irish Glass Bottle recreational facilities. Photograph: Google Maps

The Department of Education is in advanced talks to purchase a multimillion euro site in the Goatstown area of south Dublin for a new primary and seco(...)

Joseph Gilleece, centre, from Turners Cross, Co Cork,  and the Cork Parkinson’s Association at a protest outside the Dáil on Thursday to demand better funding for those with the disease. Photograph: James Forde

Only five specialist nurses are provided by the HSE for the 12,000 patients with Parkinson’s disease in Ireland, with three of those located in Dublin(...)

Jonathan O’Sullivan (29) from Kanturk Co Cork who received  a three-year suspended prison sentence in Cork Criminal Court for the manslaughter of a father of five in a one-punch attack.  Photograph:   Cork Courts

A family broke down in tears after the man convicted of their father’s manslaughter received a suspended sentence for the one-punch assault outside a (...)

The patron bodies for 12 new primary schools will all be non-denominational or multidenominational in nature.

Multi-denominational patrons have been selected for 12 new commuter belt primary schools due to open in September in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath a(...)

O’Sullivan put his hands in his head and wept after the guilty verdict had been confirmed by the jury.

A 28-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter and remanded on bail for sentence over the death of a 65-year-old man he struck with a single (...)