Tyrrelstown

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Christelle Bekcombo, at teacher at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown. She is one of a handful of black teachers in the Irish education system.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Normally the only black adults working at Christelle Bekombo’s secondary school are the cleaners. But the 26-year-old French teacher, originally from(...)

More than 100 transition year groups around the country entered the competition organised by Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Transition year students from Tyrrelstown in Dublin and Kilfinane in County Limerick have been named the overall winners of the inaugural modern langu(...)

The site at Oscar Traynor Road, just to the east of the entrance to the Dublin Port Tunnel, which is valued at €44 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Land hoarders across Dublin city and county face a bill of almost €30 million from January for failing to develop sites that could be used for housing(...)

The centre of Blanchardstown village. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Almost 50 years ago, Blanchardstown was a tiny village with a gently busy main street, surrounded mainly by greenery and for(...)

BusConnects plans to overhaul the bus system in the Dublin region by creating 230km of bus lanes and 200km of cycle tracks along 16 corridors. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The latest BusConnects proposals while “not perfect” do ensure that most areas have access to “decent” public bus services, the National Bus and Rail (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

The teacher received a three-year jail sentence with two years suspended.

A substitute teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old boy who was her pupil has been jailed for one year. The woman was aged 23 at the time of both of(...)

The court heard the Teaching Council of Ireland were seeking a permanent order to prevent the defendant  from teaching in the future.

A substitute teacher who had sex with her fifth-year student incorrectly thought 16 was the legal age of consent, a court has heard. The woman ((...)

Boy was taken to hospital and had stitches to the lip and has now been left with a scar. Photograph: iStock

A boy who injured his lip when he fell off his bike after the front wheel allegedly hit a pothole has settled his High Court action for €65,000. The s(...)

Craig Grattan, founder of the Sweet Potato Pizza Company

Sweet potato pizzas After the cauliflower pizza base kerfuffle – they took ages to cook, and of course they weren’t really pizza, were they? – comes (...)

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