Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

 Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe with students at Larkin Community College at the at the launch of a project to boost pupils’ opportunities in the digital economy. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Schoolchildren in Dublin’s north inner city are to take part in a new programme which aims to give local students a career pathway into the digit(...)

Iseult NicDiarmada from Gaelscoil Mide, Kilbarrack, Dublin 15 , enjoys  Snowy the rabbit at the Mansion House Live Crib. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The boys of St Joseph’s CBS National School in Dublin’s Fairview took the live crib outside the Mansion House on Dawson Street in their stride. One (...)

For each school, a progression     rate is calculated by dividing      the number of pupils who accepted a college place last September by the number of pupils who sat the Leaving Cert

School league tables lie at the heart of an ideological struggle over how best to educate our children. In England, parents can easily compare aver(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Pat Whelan leaves the Circuit Criminal Court, Dublin.

Patrick Whelan was an attentive figure throughout the 10 weeks of the first Anglo Irish Bank trial. Whelan, the former head of Irish len(...)