Former president Mary McAleese: ‘I had no hesitation at the end of the day, when it came to the vote. I absolutely voted ‘Yes’.’ Photograph: Getty

Former president Mary McAleese has said she voted in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment with a “heart and a half” and that she had no intention (...)

A question on the Roman army, which featured on the higher level classics paper, was quite difficult in comparison to some other topics. Photograph: iStockphoto

A question on the Roman army, which featured on the higher level classics paper, was quite difficult in comparison to some other topics, according to (...)

Irish Yong Philosopher Award winner Luke Rickard (16) with President Michael D. Higgins. Photograph: UCD Colleges of Social Sciences and Law

If philosophy is the art of asking good questions then Ireland has some serious sages in the making. Close to 200 primary and secondary students gath(...)

Kennedy O’Brien SJ and Joe Brennan SJ were long-serving staff at Gonzaga College Dublin.

Gonzaga College in Dublin has expressed its “deep shock” at the death of two long-serving members of staff. The Ranelagh school, which is under the t(...)

The homeless woman, who was in her mid-40s, has been named locally as Kathleen O’Sullivan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí investigating the discovery of the body of a homeless woman in Cork city centre on Wednesday morning say they are not treating her death as sus(...)

Latest figures also show the depth of the social divide in Dublin, with pupils in schools in the most affluent areas up to five times more likely to go to third-level than those in the poorest areas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Private schools dominate the top places in new league tables based on the proportion of students who progress to higher education. Fee-paying schools(...)

A homeless person taking shelter at the Four Courts in Dublin on Wednesday. A Lithuanian national in his 30s died at the Four Courts on Monday night. Photograph: Collins

A homeless man in his late 50s, who died while sleeping rough on Tuesday, was on a “priority” list to be housed but could not be due to a lack of one-(...)

A Garda spokeswoman said Dublin Fire Brigade and gardaí from Donnybrook were called to the scene on Tuesday.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has described as “very sad” the death of a man who had been sleeping rough in Ranelagh, Dublin on Tuesday. The man(...)

A mixed picture of education standards in Ireland’s schools emerges in revised school inspection reports which measure the quality of schools on a sli(...)

Paul Morrissey: “Software is rapidly changing how we interact with every aspect of the world around us...This trend will only continue, so I’ve found it an incredibly exciting place to build a career”

Dublin-born Paul Morrissey was recently chosen by Forbes magazine as one of its “30 Under-30” young executives and entrepreneurs with promising future(...)

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