Eoin Fitzpatrick, principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí in Cork: movement breaks are vital for school children. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sit still – it’s the mantra of most classrooms, but not at primary principal Eoin Fitzpatrick’s school in Cork. In between lessons the pupils close t(...)

Alex McGourty, who died while kayaking on Saturday, had arrived in Ecuador earlier this month. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish man has died and another is missing following a kayaking accident in central Ecuador. Alex McGourty (19) from Sligo died after his kayak be(...)

Eimear Kennedy (15) who got an A in Italian having learnt the language using the Duolingo website and app, and watching  YouTube clips.

Being one of four pupils in the country to have achieved perfect grades in the Junior Certificate is an impressive feat. But for 15-year-old student (...)

Tony Toher

Anthony (Tony) Toher, MPSI, died on December 13th, 2016, at the age of 96. A dedicated Sligonian, he brought great enthusiasm to his work as a pharmac(...)

From left: the Very Rev Arfon Williams, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Mary McAleese, Martin McAleese, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, at  WB Yeats’s grave. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

In the tiny church of Drumcliffe under bare Ben Bulben’s head, tributes were paid to many lives lost in conflict as Prince Charles and the Duchess of (...)

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht colleges senior A football final

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht colleges senior A football final after both schools upset big names to reach the decider.Da(...)

Pope Francis has appointed a Dublin priest, Monsignor Paul Tighe, to a committee tasked with reforming Vatican media relations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A Dublin priest has been appointed to a committee tasked with reforming Vatican media relations. Monsignor Paul Tighe (56), who is currently secretary(...)