A who’s who of Irish revolutionary figures passed through no6 Harcourt Street, but the man most associated with it was Michael Collins who directed the Dáil loan from his room on the second floor. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

If any building could be considered to be the home of the Irish revolution, that building would be 6 Harcourt Street. For four years it was the home(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

Mr Justice Michael Twomey ruled Pierce Dillon was not entitled to judicial review against Catholic University School. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A teacher at a south Dublin private fee-paying school has lost his High Court case over how it dealt with a complaint alleging he called a male studen(...)

Delegates at the ASTI annual convention in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Teachers at many of the State’s fee-paying schools are treated like “second-class citizens” and paid well below official rates, a teachers’ union conf(...)

The Palestrina Choir will be performing in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at 9.30pm on Christmas Eve, followed by Mass at 10pm. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

People who may be planning to attend the popular Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, this afternoon are advised not to(...)

Pope Francis greets inmates at a correctional facility in Philadelphia on Sunday during his US visit. Photograph: Tony Gentile/pool

After attending a canonisation Mass at Catholic University with the pope who rails against the excesses of capitalism, I walked off campus to a festiv(...)

Tara suffered a stroke after playing tennis but was advised by a neurologist to stay active

The thing that’s easy to miss about Tara is how competitive she is. In a big Irish family of gabby, argumentative people, my niece is a lovely, willow(...)

Cardinal Newman: his ideas ran counter to a modern emphasis on achieving high grades through competitive learning. Photograph: AP/Catholic Church

In 1854, Cardinal John Henry Newman began writing what remains the world’s most famous essay on higher education, The Idea of a University. The sam(...)

Former Anglo executives Peter Fitzgerald and John Bowe

John Bowe John Bowe was head of capital markets in Anglo and acting director of treasury at the time the phone call with Fitzgerald was recorded.Later(...)

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