John Sadleir in 1856. Photograph: Wikimedia

Irish banks and those at their helm, have never been strangers to controversy. The recent tracker mortgage scandal, Anglo Irish loans debacle and even(...)

St Columba’s College in Dublin is the most expensive private school, with charges of  €8,654 for day pupils and €23,952   a year for boarders. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rising demand for private school places has seen fees increase significantly this year, latest figures show. Two out of three private schools in the (...)

Prof Daire Keogh is to take over as DCU president next year, succeeding Prof Brian MacCraith. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the appointment of Prof Dáire Keogh as its new president. Prof Keogh, who is currently deputy president of(...)

Gothic Dublin gate at Markree Castle near Sligo

The arrival of a new Pevsner in the magisterial Buildings of Ireland series is something to cherish, causing a frisson of excitement in the normally s(...)

Sutton Park in Dublin 13 is the second most expensive private school for day pupils, with fees of €7,900 a year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €90 million last year, according to official figures. The vast bulk of this sum went on salaries(...)

 Ronan Sweeney: the 36-year-old is one of Moorefield’s star players. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

TG4’s Underdogs series follows the journey of some of the best club players from around the country as they prepare to take on a county team. To be el(...)

Clongowes Wood College:  its  numbers have climbed to 450 students, the highest in more than 200 years. Photograph:  Peter Thursfield

Many boarding schools say student numbers are on the rise because parents do not want their children to be “hunched over screens” in their bedrooms, a(...)

Nicole Dickerson, a sixth-year boarding student at St Columba’s in Dublin. “There is a great support system here because we are surrounded by friends,” she says. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Not so long ago, things were looking bleak for boarding schools: student numbers were falling, Government funding for private education was being cut (...)

Scarlets forward Tadhg Beirne  makes his way to the field prior to the Pro14 match against Leinster  at the RDS Arena in Dublin in February 2018. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Any player who retains hope of wearing the green jersey while contracted to British or French clubs should pay closer attention to Tadhg Beirne’s two (...)

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(...)

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