Irish mothers can play a crucial role in helping to put their children on a career path. Photograph: iStock

My son should be asking you this, but I am still waiting for him to grow up (fingers crossed). He did his Leaving last year and got 315 points. He’s a(...)

At a candlelit private dinner in an upstairs room in Read’s of Parliament Street last week, guests, momentarily transported to a Dublin of another era(...)

Sr Christopher was born in 1920 and hailed from the town of Boyle

Long ago “small ads” were very evident in all local newspapers, after all, there was no Facebook or any of the other ways of getting information, so m(...)

Eileen and Seamus Burke emigrated to Vancouver for the third time in their lives in 2012. Five weeks ago, they moved back to Galway.

As Generation Emigration expands to Irish Times Abroad, a bigger and broader site for overseas readers, we contacted some of the people who wrote and(...)

Thousands of Irishmen have entered through the gates of Maynooth College with the intention of becoming diocesan priests, and while most of them subse(...)

Why would anyone intending to have sex stay in a seminary for celibates? That’s the most puzzling but not the saddest aspect of current controversy a(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

Philip Lynch: ‘Growing up in Ireland, going to Sunday Mass was an event. Kneeling in a near-empty church in suburban Melbourne quickly lost its appeal.’

At the end of summer in 1980 I headed off to Cork to begin my noviciate. Twenty-two like-minded lads arrived that day from all corners of the count(...)

Dublin’s Shane Carthy on the attack  during Dublin’s one-point win. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Laois 1-11Not since Jason Sherlock scored two injury time goals eight years ago have Dublin lifted the O’Byrne cup but how high it is on t(...)

Austin Stacks player Kieran Donaghy. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

As an indication that the club has had a roller-coaster existence the current gap of 19 years in waiting for a county title isn’t unprecedented in the(...)

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