Belvedere College, Dublin. Fr Joseph Marmion ‘abused boys sexually, emotionally and physically while he was on the teaching staff’ there in the 1970s, the Jesuits said. File image: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Jesuits have appointed two independent experts to assist former pupils of their schools who were abused by the late Fr Joseph Marmion. In a(...)

Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare: The former pupil, now retired, recalled Fr Marmion  had ‘a reputation that was feared’

A priest the Jesuits named as having sexually, physically and emotionally abused pupils in Belvedere College, Dublin in the 1970s had a reputation for(...)

Belvedere College, Dublin. Fr Joseph Marmion ‘abused boys sexually, emotionally and physically while he was on the teaching staff’ there in the   1970s, the Jesuits said. File image: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Jesuit priest abused boys at Belvedere College in Dublin’s city centre when he taught there in the 1970s, the congregation has confirmed, two years (...)

Pat Burke: a passion for all forms of theatre

Actor, teacher, drama director, scholar and writer Pat Burke, born on May 6th, 1943, in Johnstown, Co Kildare, was a “man for all seasons” (to borrow (...)

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year, according to official figures. The vast bulk went on salaries for teache(...)

Charles “Lal” Burke:  a gentleman with a warm smile, a great voice and a talent for picking winners

Charles “Lal” Burke, the only son of Flor and Tess Burke, passed away peacefully on October 19th, and was the last of a generation of Burkes responsib(...)

Hayden Hyde scores Ireland’s second try during the Under-20 Six Nations match against England at Franklin’s Gardens in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Do you reckon Ireland would have been durable enough to complete the Grand Slam at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day in 2018 without their Auckland bruis(...)

Clongowes Wood College in Co Kildare is run by the Jesuits, as well as Belvedere College and Gonzaga in Dublin.

Three retired and former Jesuit priests and a Jesuit brother died at the congregation’s Cherryfield Lodge nursing home in Dublin’s Milltown last week.(...)

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 (...)

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