Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern whose father Con died in 1990. File image: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s father was turned down for a military pension despite claiming to have risked his life on a nightly basis to carry des(...)

While in Kildare town, Fr Paul Dempsey began writing weekly articles for the Leinster Leader and hosting a programme on Kildare FM. Photograph: Newbridge Catholic Parish

The new Catholic Bishop of Achonry diocese in the west of Ireland is to be Fr Paul Dempsey (48), current parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare. He wil(...)

“If you equip third level students to take on a good work/life balance, there is a good chance that they will stick with it as they embark on life,” says Brian Mullins, director of Health Promotion at University College Dublin.  Photograph: istock

The principle that healthy teenagers are much more likely to become healthy adults is the core philosophy behind the international healthy campuses in(...)

Tony Walsh’s abuse of one boy in Ballyfermot from 1978 to 1983 was so extreme that he was sentenced in December 2010 to a total of 123 years.

Former priest Tony Walsh, who was jailed on Wednesday for indecently assaulting a boy 35 year ago, was described by the Murphy Commission as “the most(...)

Msgr John Delaney who won €500,000 in the Euro Millions Plus draw.

A Florida-based Irish priest at home on holidays for Christmas has won €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw. The Irish Times has confirmed he is Ms(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Auction Results: Tuesday (October 11th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. A diamond five-stone ring set in platinum “with a (...)

Tony Walsh (pictured) was described in the Murphy report as ‘the most notorious child sexual abuser’ to have come to its attention. ‘It is likely that he has abused hundreds of children,’ it said. On Tuesday, he was jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tony Walsh was described in the Murphy report as “the most notorious child sexual abuser” to have come to its attention. “It is likely that he has abu(...)

Elaine McCann with her mentor, Sarah Jane Leonard. Elaine was only eight weeks’ pregnant on her first child, Jayden, when she joined the Preparing for Life programme. Photograph: Conor Healy

Parenting mentor Sarah Jane Leonard says that when she was pregnant at age 17 she “would have done anything” to know the information she now gives to(...)

DCU’s plans include the development of the recently purchased All Hallows College, Drumcondra site for student accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin City University has announced ambitious plans double its student numbers and expand its geographical footprint in north Dublin under a €323 mil(...)

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