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(...)

Parents whose children  will be starting school in the next five years will be entitled to vote using the Department of Education’s new online patronage process system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parents will on Monday be invited to vote for their preferred patron bodies to run 12 new primary schools which will be established next year in areas(...)

(Left)  The Rev Bob Jennings and (right) a photograph from  his years as a British army chaplain.

A small, well-polished brass cross mounted on a plinth stands out against the bright, stained glass windows behind the altar of the small Church of Ir(...)

Christopher Karagiorgis (13) with his parents Dimitris Karagiorgis and Diane Payne, from Ashford, who have been unable to find a suitable secondary school for their son. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of teenagers with autism are in “inappropriate” secondary schools, or not in school at all, due to a dearth of suitable places, a leading rig(...)

 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

A man has been questioned at Bray Garda station (above) in relation to an incident in Kilcoole Co Wicklow over the weekend in which a girl (17) was seriously injured.

A man has been arrested following a hit-and-run in Wicklow on Saturday which left a 17-year-old girl in a critical condition. The teenage girl was st(...)

Main St, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Google Street View

A 17-year-old girl is in critical condition following a hit and run in Co Wicklow in the early hours of Saturday. Gardaí in Bray have appealed for wi(...)

Men arrested after a burglary in Co Wicklow have been detained at Bray Garda station (above) under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. File photograph: Google Street View

Three men have been arrested and tools recovered following a burglary at a building site in Co Wicklow. The men, aged 19, 34 and 43, were apprehende(...)

Carmel O’Brien , co-ordinator of the Kilmaley Meitheal Spring Clean, with  roadside dumping in Co Clare on Friday. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Carmel O’Brien lives in the village of Kilmaley, about 10km west of Ennis in Co Clare. It is an area of pleasant, rolling countryside, blanketed with(...)

Derek Paine, Greystones boat builder and collector of photographs. Photograph: Jack Clarke

Derek Paine, who has died aged 84, led a life intimately and devotedly connected to the sea and to the community in which he lived. He was a renowned (...)