Leinster’s David Hawkshaw in action in Thomond Park earlier this month. Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

The most pressing concern for David Hawkshaw during his sporting childhood was to pick up the correct kitbag on the way out the door. Rugby and hurlin(...)

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Heaven help the dramatist who embarks on an interpretation of Irish history. Colin Teevan remembers that after every episode of Rebellion, his recent (...)

An image from this year’s Belvedere College Christmas sleep-out in Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The echo of young male choral voices mixed with the rattle of coins in plastic buckets on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday, as dozens of teenage (...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan  presided over the long running unsuccessful civil jury action for damages by Ian Bailey.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Attorney General has paid tribute to Mr Justice John Hedigan, who has retired as a judge of the Court of Appeal, for his many years of “dedicated (...)

Casino Marino: Ireland’s miniature 18th-century architectural masterpiece

Open House Dublin, the annual architectural showcase, starts today and runs all weekend. We’ll all get to peek behind the doors of buildings, private (...)

Career guidance is crucial for students who are weighing up their choices about what course to do. Photograph: iStock

Download a pdf of the Higher Options 2018 floorplan here. Choosing a college course is a big decision. Are you choosing a degree, or choosing a caree(...)

Blackrock College was among those schools who resisted the plans to abolish the so-called “old school tie” provision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Ombudsman for Children has said there is “no justifiable reason” to allow schools to give children of past pupils priority in their enrolment. At(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is due to bring an Amendment to school admissions legislation to Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is bracing itself for potential legal challenges for plans to remove the “baptism barrier” in school entry which are due to be publishe(...)

Former INM majority shareholder  Tony O’Reilly and pupils from Belvedere College choir at an event held in his honour at the Old Belvedere Rugby Club on Saturday. Photograph: Conor Pope

“You win and you lose, and if you don’t know how to lose you don’t know how to live,” said Tony O’Reilly in an address to friends and former team-mate(...)

Kevin Barry was hanged on November 1st, 1920, aged 18 in an act that inflamed Irish public opinion

A newly discovered letter written by Kevin Barry on the eve of his execution in 1920 has come to light and will be sold at auction next month. Sheppar(...)

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