Jack Crowley has received some advice on his game from Ronan O’Gara. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The rugby posts stand like sentinels in the paddock adjoining his family home in Innishannon and that’s where Jack Crowley can be found at some point (...)

The remains of Cameron Blair are removed from St Mary’s Church, Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The family of 20-year-old Cork Institute of Technology student Cameron Blair, who was fatally stabbed earlier this month, remembered him at his funera(...)

Gardaí investigating the murder of Cameron Blair at a house party in Cork last week have seized clothing and footwear for forensic examination. Photograph: Denis Boyle.

Gardaí investigating the murder of Cameron Blair at a house party in Cork last week have seized clothing and footwear for forensic examination as well(...)

Cameron Blair (20), a native of Ballinascarthy in west Cork, was a second-year chemical engineering student at CIT. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Gardaí investigating the murder of a student at a house party in Cork last Thursday have identified and spoken to those who were present including a n(...)

Graham Norton with students from Bandon Grammar School, where he launched a new history of the school by principal Ian Coombes. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Chat show host Graham Norton – who was visiting Bandon Grammar on Monday for a book launch – said he could never have imagined that he would end up be(...)

Marguerite Wilson and son Jack (15). He has autism and was unable to get a place in secondary school for a year. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Back to school. For 15-year old Jack Wilson, these three words mean more than the return of school bells, lost stationary and early-morning commutes. (...)

Glenstal Abbey’s Taylor Gleeson celebrates scoring the equalising try in injury time with Dan O’Mahony and Eoghan Fitzgerald during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final against Bandon Grammar School at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Holders Glenstal Abbey survived a major scare from Bandon Grammar School in a dramatic Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at Musgrave Park on We(...)

Rian Byrne, a pupil at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Co Wicklow, with elements of his project looking at how effectiveness of honey as a health food can be measured. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Building a “bioreactor” in one’s bedroom comes with inevitable downsides, but Greg Tarr believed the outcome of his endeavours could lead to a better (...)

Toulouse players celebrate the victory over Bath at the Recreation Ground last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulouse are back, literally if not figuratively. Having won the Heineken Champions Cup a joint record four times and been ever-presents since the to(...)

Nicole Dickerson, a sixth-year boarding student at St Columba’s in Dublin. “There is a great support system here because we are surrounded by friends,” she says. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Not so long ago, things were looking bleak for boarding schools: student numbers were falling, Government funding for private education was being cut (...)

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