Cormac Sheedy: “ I think Irish people adapt really well culturally, and we are genuinely interested to engage with Emeritis, about their families as well as sport.”

Cormac Sheedy first travelled to the Middle East in 1998. It was the start of a 20-year love affair with the region. “I moved to Dubai in 2003, aroun(...)

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Seven students have achieved eight H1s ( between 90-100 per cent) in the Leaving Certificate while 53 have achieved seven top grades, it has been reve(...)

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow  getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny.Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 Leaving Cert results: https://iti.ms/2OCrN7g Seven students have achieved eight H1s ( between 90-100 pe(...)

Larry Egar: a quiet person of deep faith, he had a gentle laconic sense of humour

Harp-maker, boat-builder, printer, solo Atlantic sailor, Larry Egar, who has died aged 79, had all those attributes and much more besides. Something(...)

The coffin of former tanaiste Peter Barry is carried from St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former tánaiste Peter Barry’s greatest love was his wife Margaret who supported him throughout his career frequently rescuing him in awkward situation(...)

Coach Dudley Herbert(far right) coaching his players in the scrum, from left: Odran Power, Paul Wallace, Tom Prendergast, Gareth Dinneen, Mike O’Mara, Shane Leahy, Philip Madigan and Des O’Malley

I walked into Anthony O’Dwyer’s pub on Limerick’s Wolfe Tone Street last week to a very special gathering. I was greeted with a question: “how many Mu(...)

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Fr Charlie O’Connor was not just a physical journey, but a spiritual and transcendent one. “You were stand(...)