Prof Luke O’Neill: “I almost did medicine – changed my mind in the CAO change-of-mind form.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Luke O’Neill, an immunologist and professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, has become one of the most familiar faces in Ireland throughout(...)

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(...)

High-density 4.47-acre residential site  in Bray, Co Wicklow

A high density 4.47-acre residential site in Bray, Co Wicklow is on the market at more than €6 million through agent CBRE. The site is on Putland Roa(...)

 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

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(...)

Artist and former banker  Bob Ryan (left) with  Maurice Manning  at the launch of Ryan’s book  With A Tap On The Knee – Memoirs Of A Reluctant Banker  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Bob Ryan
  • People
  • April 15, 2017, 01:10

Bob Ryan, artist and former banker, who has died at the age of 86, spent most of his time in the world of finance longing to paint whenever he chose. (...)

 Leaving Cert students at Marian College in Sandymount tackling the English exam three years ago.  Where you live influences your chances of going to third-level college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Young people who live in more affluent parts of the city and county – predominantly south Dublin and certain parts of north Dublin such as Clontarf, H(...)

There is plenty of evidence that co-education is a better social preparation for boys and girls. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to school choice, it’s one of the biggest questions facing parents in Ireland. As a western country, we’re somewhat unusual in that abou(...)

Carndonagh CS 2 PBC, Cork 1 (After extra time) A stunning extra-time winner by winger Christy McLaughlin-Fildara secured Carndonagh Community Schoo(...)

Patricia Amond-Lawler: “These days it does help sustain my faith in athletics because at that age it’s all about school rivalry, fun and watching real raw talent shine.”

So time for that big 1916 anniversary special to get underway, to give some proper recognition to the enormity of an event which impacted on so many (...)

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