David Browne pictured at the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There was little doubt David Browne would follow a road familiar to his ancestors and become an architect. Even as he started secondary school in Clon(...)

Patrick J Tuohy’s portrait  of John Stanislaus Joyce

On that infamous piece of real-estate-agency furniture, the property ladder, the only direction you ever hear of anyone taking is up. Yes, mortgage de(...)

Barbara Ennis, principal of Alexandra College in Dublin 6: “Parents have a choice and they want to invest in their children’s education.”  Photograph: David Sleator

Not so long ago, many private schools were facing falling student numbers, government funding cuts and an uncertain future. Several private schools o(...)

Pat Geraghty: Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is with great sadness that Irish rugby has learnt of the passing of Pat Geraghty after illness. For more than two decades, Geraghty was a constant (...)

Fr Willie Doyle: was often to be found beyond the front line comforting those who they faced death or dragging them to safety if they could be saved

“If one of two has to suffer, why shouldn’t you be the one?” Hard words perhaps. But surely our families and our communities would be transformed if e(...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

Fr Alan McGuckian: will be ordained as bishop on August 6th

Ireland’s first ever Jesuit bishop, Fr Alan McGuckian (64), will be ordained Bishop of Raphoe at the Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba in Letterke(...)

The late Fr John Sullivan: at age 35 he converted to Catholicism, and was ordained a Jesuit priest 11 years later

The late Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan, who was raised Protestant, is to be declared “blessed” at a ceremony which will be attended by both the Churc(...)

The new private school will be based in a converted office block formerly used by Microsoft in   Leopardstown. Photograph: Carl O’Brien

There is something attractive about other people’s educations compared to our own: American high schools, Hogwarts, Malory Towers – anything other tha(...)

Belvedere’s Max Kearney is tackled by Tom Monaghan and Matthew Martin of Clongowes during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Belvedere College 17 Clongowes Wood College 12  It might look like a captivating end game but really Belvedere’s power forwards coasted back int(...)

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