Mullingar man Donny Foy took a roundabout route to Seattle. “My first stop was going to be Australia but, alas, a girl got in the way and I went to San Francisco instead.”

Donny Foy, founded the Foy Group in 1999 with a contract that required working through the night. “Our first customer was a truck-manufacturing comp(...)

Dairy manager Peter Taaffe said milking the last of the cows would be a sad occasion, but stressed that the gloom would be tinged with relief.

The herd on what is believed to be the only commercial dairy farm in Dublin will be milked for the last time this morning after which the stock is due(...)

Dr Florian Maisonneuve  during senior science class at the Nord Anglia International School. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s 7.45am and traffic is crawling. You pass the sprawling new European headquarters for Microsoft and the gleaming offices of global firms such as M(...)

10 Ivar Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 Two bedroom terraced house close to the cafes and shops. Scandi style interior with approx 56 sq m of living sp(...)

Timi Martins from Nigeria with his Polish-born wife Jolanta and children Gabriella (10) and Rebecca (8).

You never thought it would happen – the moment the words directed at your children are coming out of your mouth, you realise: “I sound just like my mo(...)

Children attending the Nord Anglia International School in a drum workshop. About €14m has been invested in the school to date. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what is likely to be a major new growth area: education targeted at children of mobile(...)

Rehearsing for ‘North by Northside’,  a play based on the writings of  Milo Smith, who was a student at Castleknock College, are Jessica Storey, Leah Kavanagh and Sean Peace

Milo Smith, a student with ambitions of a career in theatre, fizzed with ideas for mockumentaries, musicals and plays that he wanted to produce. He n(...)

Dr John G Cooney: devoted his life to the care of others

Dr John G Cooney, a leading psychiatrist and former medical director of the Daughters of Charity and associate medical director of St Patrick’s Hospit(...)

Devin Toner: “It’s brilliant obviously when you have the confidence of the coaches, it’s really good for your own self-confidence.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Devin Toner will never be taken by his durable achievements.   “I have, to quote Liam Neeson, ‘a certain set of skills’ that I know do well for (...)

Luke McMenamin of Castleknock College is stopped in his tracks by a tackle from Blackrock College’s Harry Donnelly during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup round one game at Donnybrook Stadium. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Blackrock College 46 Castleknock College 20 It took a powerhouse final quarter for Blackrock to finally subdue courageous Castleknock in the Leinster(...)

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