Former taoiseach Jack Lynch (right), with David Andrews (centre) and Sean Barrett at the official opening of the first multi-denominational school, Dalkey school Project National School, in 1984. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Are the snakes coming back? That was the question posed in 1976 by a nasty, sectarian and anonymous pamphlet circulated in response to the Da(...)

Mountain-top Christian cross was discovered felled on Saturday morning  by climbers and posted on the Kerry Climbing social media website. It is suspected that the vandalism was planned and carried out by a group.

Gardaí are being dispatched to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, near Killarney after the mountain-top Christian cross was cut dow(...)

It is not known who cut down the cross on top of  Carrauntoohil which was erected on the mountain in 1976 with the aid of about 100 people. Photograph: Cronins Yard/Twitter

A metal cross on the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry – Ireland’s highest mountain – has been cut down, apparently with the aid of an angle grinder.Mo(...)