Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a visit to the Sikh temple, Serpentine Road, Dublin for Vaisakhi which is one of the most significant events in the Sikh calendar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

If it was a coincidence that all the senior Fine Gael figures who visited the Sikh temple on Sandymount’s Serpentine Avenue on Sunday afternoon to mar(...)

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

After a long and tempestuous life in the service of British imperialism, Sir Michael O’Dwyer had got used to a quiet life. He endured years of recrim(...)

More than 2,000 people attended the Nagar Kirtan Procession around Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the happiest men among the estimated 2,000 people taking part in the Sikh parade at Dublin’s Sandymount area on Sunday was Ravinder Singh. In(...)

Many Irish boarding schools are reporting a rise in interest from Spanish and German families as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union

Many private schools in Ireland struggled over the past decade with enrolment due to a combination of austerity measures, a sluggish economy and chang(...)

The seafront in Youghal. The town’s war dead have been commemorated. Photogrph: David Sleator

About 200 men from the greater Youghal area who died in the first World War and the second World War have been honoured and remembered with the unveil(...)

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Seven students have achieved eight H1s ( between 90-100 per cent) in the Leaving Certificate while 53 have achieved seven top grades, it has been reve(...)

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow  getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny.Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 Leaving Cert results: https://iti.ms/2OCrN7g Seven students have achieved eight H1s ( between 90-100 pe(...)

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 (...)

A total of 80 teenagers from across the country have been trained as ‘safer internet day’ ambassadors to raise awareness   in their schools. Photograph: iStock

Online sexual coercion, or “webcam blackmail”, is to be addressed in the classroom under a new internet safety initiative. There has been rising conc(...)

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